economic impact

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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Christian Higher Education in U.S. Responsible for More Than $60 Billion in Economic Impact Annually

March 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Christian Higher Education in U.S. Responsible for More Than $60 Billion in Economic Impact Annually

March 26, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) A groundbreaking new study from Philadelphia-based consulting firm Econsult Solutions, Inc. analyzes the significant economic impact of Christian higher education in the United States. Commissioned by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU), the study calculates the impact on the national economy of its 142 Christian colleges and universities […]

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The Value of Competition for Regions

November 3, 2017 / Comments Off on The Value of Competition for Regions

The big story making news in the economic development world across North America was Amazon’s recent request for proposals from regions to be the site of a brand new second headquarters (HQ2) for the giant online retailer. The RFP requested that regions submit proposals demonstrating how they could meet Amazon’s need for a corporate campus […]

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ThoughtLab: Macro-Micro Analytics

August 28, 2017 / Comments Off on ThoughtLab: Macro-Micro Analytics

Taking a Macro-Micro Approach To be successful in today’s demanding marketplace, organizations often need compelling, evidence-based research to influence the opinions and decisions of their various stakeholders – customers, shareholders, regulators, management boards, employees, and the local community. When conducting quantitative research, ESI ThoughtLab draws on its in-house team of 40 economists and staff, including […]

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The Impact of Universities at a Local, Regional, and Global Level

August 25, 2017 / Comments Off on The Impact of Universities at a Local, Regional, and Global Level

Students at the University of Pennsylvania started moving in earlier this week, and by early next week classes will have started and the campus will be in full swing again. As a resident of University City and the parent of a rambunctious two-year-old, the Penn campus is a wonderful resource to have within close walking […]

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Cheers to Beers! Breaking Down the Concept of Economic Impact with a Beer (or two)

August 4, 2017 / Comments Off on Cheers to Beers! Breaking Down the Concept of Economic Impact with a Beer (or two)

It feels like almost every month this year, a new brewery has opened in Philadelphia; add in the new distilleries and cideries and it’s close to true. Of the twenty breweries/brewpubs[1] in Philadelphia, eight opened in 2017, with three others planning an opening later in the year.[2] Philly beer drinkers have much to cheers about with […]

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