equitable economic development

Creating a More Adaptable & Inclusive Approach to Economic Development

January 5, 2024 / Comments Off on Creating a More Adaptable & Inclusive Approach to Economic Development

Making Economic Development More Adaptable Past economic development planning efforts have focused on a one-size-fits-all methodology, applying common practices and principles to all regions. A more tailored approach that accounts for differences in population demographics, workforce readiness, local geography and other critical factors will lead to more successful economic development planning and execution. Precision economic […]

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Five Ways Cities Can Foster the Arts and Catalyze Equitable Economic Recovery

September 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Five Ways Cities Can Foster the Arts and Catalyze Equitable Economic Recovery

As we navigate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are especially economically challenged.  Tax revenues can barely keep up with the need to improve infrastructure, maintain public safety, encourage business, educate the young, care for aging residents, and provide basic and essential services to residents.  Arts and culture are way down the list of […]

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Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

June 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Trail Infrastructure’s Role in Equitable Economic Development

In 2019, ESI worked with engineering firm NV5 to complete “Investing in Our Future” a study of the impacts of the East Coast Greenway on the Greater Philadelphia region. ESI Senior Vice President Gina Lavery (GL) recently caught up with Matt Ludwig at NV5 (ML) and Niles Barnes of East Coast Greenway (NB) to talk […]

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