Equity and Inclusion

How Kitchen Incubators are Changing the Economy

March 11, 2016 / Comments Off on How Kitchen Incubators are Changing the Economy

The Rise of Kitchen Incubators What comes to mind when you think of shared incubators? For many of us, it conjures up an image of an old warehouse or downtown office facility used to serve as a low-cost, collaborative space for entrepreneurs and businesses. But there’s more sophistication to it than that. There’s an emerging […]

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Neighborhood Matters

February 12, 2016 / Comments Off on Neighborhood Matters

The Businesses in our Neighborhoods Mayor Kenney has clearly, consistently, and vigorously pledged his support for commercial investment in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, and has expressed his commitment to work with City Council President Darrell Clarke and all of City government to make that happen. We applaud this approach as being good for neighborhoods and good for the city […]

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Economic Analysis of the Impact of Green City, Clean Waters on the City of Philadelphia

January 29, 2016 / Comments Off on Economic Analysis of the Impact of Green City, Clean Waters on the City of Philadelphia

Green City, Clean Waters (GCCW) is an initiative of the Philadelphia Water department that seeks to invest in green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) projects throughout the City of Philadelphia. GCCW is currently in Year 5 of a 25-year program. Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) was commissioned by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN) and Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners […]

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Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Disparity Study

August 20, 2015 / Comments Off on Philadelphia Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Disparity Study

Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI) together with Milligan & Company, LLC conducted a study designed to analyze the City’s utilization of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), and Disabled Business Enterprises (DSBEs) (collectively known as M/W/DSBEs), relative to the availability of such firms to compete for City business, on Public Works (PW), Personal and […]

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The Roadmap for Growth for the City of Philadelphia: 2015-2020

August 14, 2014 / Comments Off on The Roadmap for Growth for the City of Philadelphia: 2015-2020

ESI President Stephen Mullin and Senior Advisor Bernard Anderson worked with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to develop the report called “The Roadmap for Growth for the City of Philadelphia: 2015-2020″. This report examines Philadelphia’s economic growth over the last several decades, focusing on four key measures: population, employment, household income and enterprise creation. […]

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The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania

May 15, 2014 / Comments Off on The Economic Value of Protected Open Space in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Protected open space – public parks, preserved farmland, and private conserved lands – represents 14 percent of the land area in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. These 300 square miles include parks and trails such as Valley Forge National Park, Ridley Creek State Park, and the Schuylkill River Trail, as well as working […]

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