equity and inclusion

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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Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

December 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Top Ten Present Value Posts from 2023

As 2023 winds down, we’re looking back on some of our most popular Present Value posts. From local and national topics to past projects and thought leadership, these articles showcase the breadth and depth of what ESI has to offer. Scroll down to see if your favorites are here, and catch up on anything you […]

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Racism: A Cancer in America

August 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Racism: A Cancer in America

Years ago, I remember hearing or possibly reading about racism as a cancer in the United States. I find myself reflecting on my generation’s (Baby Boomer) experience with racism as it now appears that generations of African Americans remember the historical hate crimes that were impactful to their respective generation. As an African American man, […]

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Taking Care of Business Program Assessment

July 27, 2023 / Comments Off on Taking Care of Business Program Assessment

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI), The Intersect, and Cameron Professional Services Group, provided an evaluation of the Taking Care of Business (TCB) Commercial Corridor Cleaning Program, on behalf of the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce. The effort led by ESI included constructing an approach for measuring the efficacy of TCB in achieving its goals, performing […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

July 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining Good Food Systems

In our second of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Paula Daniels discussed the reimagining of good food systems. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We discuss national […]

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Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

In our first of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Danielle DiLeo Kim discussed the reimagining of national anniversaries. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored Danielle […]

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