Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses

NJ Transit Capital Plan Economic Impact

April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on NJ Transit Capital Plan Economic Impact

In 2020, ESI collaborated with the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) at Rutgers University to evaluate the economic impact of New Jersey Transit’s 5-Year Capital Plan. NJ Transit proposed its first 5-year needs-based Capital Plan in 2020, identifying the investments needed to meet organizational goals and deliver top quality transit service. This multi-billion […]

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Boston College’s Economic and Social Impact

February 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Boston College’s Economic and Social Impact

Answering the Call at a Local, Regional, and Societal Level Boston College is a major contributor to the quality of life and economy of the Greater Boston Area. Econsult Solutions determined the College’s current economic impact and related social benefits in the Boston metropolitan area, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and New England. ESI staff compiled […]

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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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ImpactPHL Ventures Marks 5 Years: Seeding Tech and Innovation-Driven Impact for Philadelphia Region’s Future

November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on ImpactPHL Ventures Marks 5 Years: Seeding Tech and Innovation-Driven Impact for Philadelphia Region’s Future

ImpactPHL, a capital initiative of Ben Franklin Technology Partners, focuses on connecting investors, financial intermediaries, and financial advisors with resources to align capital for positive impact. ImpactPHL is celebrating its 5th anniversary and to help share its story of influence, developed a case study analysis to highlight the performance and the impact of its EDA-supported […]

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The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

July 16, 2021 / Comments Off on The Economic Development Impact of C-PACE

What is C-PACE?                                                                       Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy financing, or C-PACE, is a program that funds improvements that increase the energy efficiency and resiliency of commercial buildings. Currently approved in more than thirty states, C-PACE is intended to encourage building upgrades that enhance energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy, seismic and other safety measures. In practice, […]

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Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

June 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Feasibility Analysis of Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) is a 42-acre sculpture park, museum, and arboretum founded on the site of the former New Jersey State Fairgrounds.  It contemplated a ceramics studio that would offer classes, provide workspace for artists, and strengthen its ability to serve as a meeting and event site. It desired to assess the feasibility of […]

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