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Retail in the 21st Century: Patterns and Trends to Watch

February 9, 2024 / Comments Off on Retail in the 21st Century: Patterns and Trends to Watch

By Catherine Timko, Senior Advisor   Ecommerce is not separate from retail…It’s all retail “Shop ‘til You Drop” having heard this phrase repeatedly leading up to the holidays, I decided to do a little digging to understand where it originated. The phrase, found in print as early as the 1920s, started as an advertising slogan. […]

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Is the Commonwealth Positioning Itself to Move up the Ladder of Economic Competitiveness?

September 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Is the Commonwealth Positioning Itself to Move up the Ladder of Economic Competitiveness?

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently announced improvements to a key economic development program, the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP). Among other efficiencies, the Commonwealth has streamlined the application process by replacing the 22-tab Application & Business Plan with a more efficient, 10-section fillable Project Management Proposal post-award application process. Ultimately, the changes will provide a […]

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Labor Day Light Reads 2023

September 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Labor Day Light Reads 2023

As the summer draws to a close, many will be unwinding with trips to their favorite attractions, enjoying quality time with family and friends, and more. For our Present Value post this week, we have created a list of events and interesting reads to help make the most of the long weekend. But first, let’s […]

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In Service to Coalitions of Higher Education

May 5, 2023 / Comments Off on In Service to Coalitions of Higher Education

Coalitions of colleges and universities often find it helpful to speak as a group, expressing the multitude of benefits they provide to a community and region, both economically and socially. And each institution has a unique case to make- to donors, alumni, students and prospective students, community members, and funders. ESI’s team regularly helps these […]

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The Pandemic’s Impact on Public Transit Ridership

February 10, 2023 / Comments Off on The Pandemic’s Impact on Public Transit Ridership

The 2019 pandemic has highlighted the crucial role of public transit agencies, albeit their challenging future. Buses, rails, street/cable cars, and on-demand services are among the most common modes connecting people to their daily destinations, like schools, workplaces, hospitals, and recreation centers. Looking across BLS’ four regions of states (Northeast, South, West, Midwest), the Northeast […]

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