Economic and Fiscal Impact Analyses

The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

October 19, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic and Social Impact of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Athletics

In 2023, ESI was commissioned by the University of Minnesota Athletics Department to conduct an economic and social impact study. As the college athletics industry continues to grow, so does its impact on and around places of higher education. The University of Minnesota is home to over 55,000 students and is a founding member of […]

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The Economic, Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the Trans Canada Trail

October 5, 2023 / Comments Off on The Economic, Environmental and Public Health Impacts of the Trans Canada Trail

The Trans Canada Trail is a vast network of recreational trails that spans 28,000 kilometers across Canada. ESI’s assessment of the Trans Canada Trail outlines the economic and environmental benefits of the network and emphasizes its impact on the local surrounding communities who have much to gain from use of the trails. Overall, the network […]

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A Delaware Canal for the 21st Century

June 23, 2023 / Comments Off on A Delaware Canal for the 21st Century

The Delaware Canal, a historically significant, defunct industrial canal system, ties together multiple jurisdictions having shared challenges with the 190-year-old, dilapidated infrastructure. Following three consecutive years of devastating flooding of the adjacent Delaware River, critical obstacles to repairing flood damage came into sharp relief—as did an opportunity to develop a resilient stormwater management infrastructure improvement, […]

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Travel and Tourism Five-Year Strategic Plan

June 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Travel and Tourism Five-Year Strategic Plan

ESI and strategic partner Parter International, Inc. developed a five-year strategic plan for Douglas County Travel and Tourism that supports the tourism agency’s mission to promote awareness of the visitor attractions in the Atlanta, GA metro county. The plan includes achievable recommendations and funding sources that will ultimately enhance economic impact in the county. As […]

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Inclusive Competitiveness Measures for Comprehensive Economic Strategies

June 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Inclusive Competitiveness Measures for Comprehensive Economic Strategies

For Team Pennsylvania and National Institute for Inclusive Competitiveness, ESI identified the gaps in inclusive economic competitiveness that exist across the Commonwealth, measuring against national best practices, to ensure that future regional Comprehensive Economic Strategy documents are developed to achieve inclusivity. ESI’s work was to assist NIIC with ensuring that as Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy […]

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Return on Investment in Protected Open Space

June 15, 2023 / Comments Off on Return on Investment in Protected Open Space

Communities invest in a variety of protected open space, from reserving land for parks, greenways, and trails, to conservation of natural land and farmland preservation. Protected open space provides substantial economic, social, and environmental benefits to surrounding communities, but these impacts are often overlooked or undervalued in policy debates and budgeting decisions. However, the comprehensive, […]

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