Social Impact

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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Economic and Social Impacts of University of North Carolina System Athletics

April 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Economic and Social Impacts of University of North Carolina System Athletics

ESI quantified the economic impact of the 15 University of North Carolina System Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Programs on the State of North Carolina. Collegiate athletics are an immense source of pride for these institutions and for the state as a whole. The aim of ESI’s research was to make sure it is understood that these […]

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Universities and Hospitals Rubrics

September 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Universities and Hospitals Rubrics

University Environmental Scans in an Era of Unprecedented Uncertainty Demand is up for university environmental scans because institutions need to understand the shifting landscape in which they compete. Soaring student loan debt has caused students, families, and lawmakers alike to relitigate the value proposition and financial mechanics of paying for a four-year degree. A proliferation […]

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Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Mercer County, New Jersey

January 31, 2022 / Comments Off on Return on Environment: The Economic Impact of Protected Open Space in Mercer County, New Jersey

Mercer County New Jersey’s emphasis on land preservation began over 30 years ago, resulting in a multitude of preserved parks and open spaces that reflect the diversity of Mercer County’s natural features. Protected open space provides substantial economic, environmental, and health benefits to surrounding communities, but these benefits are often overlooked or undervalued in policy debates and investment decisions. […]

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The Relationship Between Community and Economic Development

March 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The Relationship Between Community and Economic Development

Whether one lives in a metropolitan, suburban, or rural area, they are aware of the current state of their community in a major or minor capacity. Over many decades, residents will notice the improvements or deteriorations that impacted their community. The distinctness of community development, as well as economic development, remains apparent, but it is […]

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Riots the Language of the Unheard – Must End

June 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Riots the Language of the Unheard – Must End

The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are visceral in our collective consciousness. All three murders were completely unnecessary and vividly demonstrate that all men are not created equal under American Law and the American Constitution. The 13th Amendment drafted in 1865, which was supposed to abolish slavery, clearly created a loophole […]

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