Economic Development

affordable housing

The Economics of Housing Affordability

June 24, 2022 / Comments Off on The Economics of Housing Affordability

Housing is a crucial aspect of society. Unfortunately, the costs of housing can be so disproportionately high relative to income levels that people simply can’t comfortably afford it. Not only is housing affordability a concern in many US metropolitan areas, it is a concern across the globe. With the large number of individuals and families […]

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local businesses

Local Businesses: Important Components of Communities

June 3, 2022 / Comments Off on Local Businesses: Important Components of Communities

As you casually walk through the city streets on your way to nowhere in particular, a peculiar sight meets your eye: rows upon rows, upon rows of tables, tents, and all sorts of venues and local businesses are set up next to one another. As you focus your eyes a bit more to try to […]

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Tractor in field

PA Agriculture: A Staple of the Economy

May 27, 2022 / Comments Off on PA Agriculture: A Staple of the Economy

Agriculture has been and continues to be an integral part of Pennsylvania’s economy. According to a previous report published in 2021 by ESI, “Pennsylvania’s $81.5 billion agriculture sector supported 301,900 direct jobs and $14.5 billion in labor income.” Farms are located in all 67 counties within the state, providing necessary support to all Pennsylvanians in […]

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Eating outdoors

ESI Eats: Putting Values into Motion

May 13, 2022 / Comments Off on ESI Eats: Putting Values into Motion

Looking out of the window from the 4th floor of the history-laden Drexel Building, peering down at the action below never gets old. Everything from the commute to the hustle and bustle of Center City is exciting. There’s not a single place we would rather be than close to City Hall, which some consider the […]

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J. Patrick Killian

May 10, 2022 / Comments Off on J. Patrick Killian

Patrick Killian is a Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions. Mr. Killian has devoted 50 years to public and government service on the local, state and federal levels. A graduate of Scranton Preparatory School and the University of Scranton with a degree in Political Science, Killian pursued his Masters degree in American History, prior to being […]

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Sylvie Gallier Howard

May 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Sylvie Gallier Howard

Sylvie Gallier Howard is a Senior Advisor at Econsult Solutions and Founder & CEO of Equitable Cities Consulting, a practice focused on expanding the field and impact of inclusive, equitable economic development. Sylvie Gallier Howard has extensive experience leading organizations and diverse teams in the non-profit, private, and public sectors. In her most recent tenure […]

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