Equity and Inclusion

Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

July 12, 2023 / Comments Off on Equity and Inclusion Across the United States: Reimagining National Anniversaries

In our first of three videos in the series: Equity and Inclusion Across the United States, Danielle DiLeo Kim discussed the reimagining of national anniversaries. Equity and inclusion has an important role in different areas of life across the country and in different industries like food systems, construction and development, and tourism. We explored Danielle […]

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Cassandra Brown

July 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Cassandra Brown

Cassandra Brown is a director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). She comes to ESI with a deep background in higher education, working in various roles with alumni, faculty, and the external business and governance community for 15 years at Drexel University. Ms. Brown received her M.B.A. at Drexel University. Prior to joining ESI, Cassie served […]

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African American Legacy: The Ongoing Quest

July 7, 2023 / Comments Off on African American Legacy: The Ongoing Quest

The history of America’s diverse people and their rich culture is under assault. The news cycle is terrifying as it reports the unacceptable reversal that is taking place with banned books, banned philosophies, and anti-immigrant sentiment. It’s as if we have gone back to the pre-1960s where the only story told was from one narrow […]

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July Fourth Light Reads 2023

June 30, 2023 / Comments Off on July Fourth Light Reads 2023

For this week’s Present Value post, we have assembled a list of excellent events happening in and around the city to celebrate Independence Day, as well as interesting articles, and the latest happenings taking place at ESI. Happy Fourth of July from all of us! Events and Activities Around Philly The Summer UnWINEd at Shady […]

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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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Opportunity Lives Here: Economic Development Master Plan for Delaware’s Three Rivers Area

June 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Opportunity Lives Here: Economic Development Master Plan for Delaware’s Three Rivers Area

Opportunity Lives Here: An Economic Development Master Plan for Delaware’s Three Rivers Area is a comprehensive strategy to build the local economy of a distressed area that has key assets for inclusive growth. ESI led a team of land use planners and community outreach strategists in developing a master plan that is informed by implementable […]

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