economic recovery

Why Leadership Programs Like GPLEX are Good for Economic and Civic Vitality

October 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Why Leadership Programs Like GPLEX are Good for Economic and Civic Vitality

For the past 20 years, the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia has hosted GPLEX (Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange Program). Each year this program gathers around 200 leaders from Philadelphia with the goal of connecting and educating them to strengthen our region’s communities and economic vibrancy upon their return. The pinnacle of the program is a […]

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How will 2021 Stimulus Checks Impact Philadelphia’s Economy?

April 2, 2021 / Comments Off on How will 2021 Stimulus Checks Impact Philadelphia’s Economy?

Millions of Americans across the country began to receive $1,400 stimulus payments included in the American Rescue Plan as early as March 17th. An estimated 1.1 million Philadelphians are expected to receive these payments. While not replacing lost earned income—the purpose of expanded unemployment and business safety-net programs like PPP—this payment program represents a very […]

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State and Local Governments Get a Reprieve – But Must Seize the Opportunity

March 18, 2021 / Comments Off on State and Local Governments Get a Reprieve – But Must Seize the Opportunity

Last week saw the passages of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, which is topped only by the $2.2 trillion CARES Act in the size and scope of the infusion of spending into the economy. The plan includes direct payments to households and an extension of unemployment insurance benefits that, like the CARES Act, should […]

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Supporting Governments with Analysis and Insights

November 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Supporting Governments with Analysis and Insights

Recent months have brought unprecedented challenges for governments of all types as they seek to provide safety, prosperity and equity for their citizens. In recent months, ESI’s Government and Public Policy team has worked with our clients across multiple levels of government to help them with both the nuts and bolts and big picture challenges […]

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Small Business Owners Uncertain of Survival While Elected Leaders Led By The Current President Exhibit Childlike Behavior

November 19, 2020 / Comments Off on Small Business Owners Uncertain of Survival While Elected Leaders Led By The Current President Exhibit Childlike Behavior

Small businesses account for 90% of new jobs in the United States. A recent survey reveals that: 52% of small business owners can no longer pay themselves or take a draw 61% of Black business owners are working without pay 42% of small businesses have laid off workers or reduced staff salaries or pay 33% […]

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