Geospatial Analyses (GIS)

What Influences the Spread of Kitchen Incubators?

May 11, 2018 / Comments Off on What Influences the Spread of Kitchen Incubators?

In a prior Present Value post, we discussed the power of food as an economic driver, impacting several industries in the economy. The rise of food entrepreneurs meeting the consumer demand for local and unique products has resulted in increasing demand for kitchen space, and kitchen incubators are helping to meet this demand. As defined […]

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ESI Introduces New Way to Visualize the PHI

April 27, 2018 / Comments Off on ESI Introduces New Way to Visualize the PHI

For this month’s update on the ESI Philadelphia Housing Index (PHI) we introduce our new interface, which allows users to more closely interact with our index and analyses. Now when you select discrete geographies and hover over a time series, the tool will show the name of the geography that you’ve selected as well the month […]

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SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

April 13, 2018 / Comments Off on SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania

SEPTA Drives the Economy of Pennsylvania is Econsult Solution’s 2018 Economic Impact Study completed for Pennsylvania’s largest transit authority, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority. Our report to SEPTA is timely as the agency faces significant budget pressures, with looming changes of the contribution of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues to state transit funding, along with increasing demands on […]

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Ian Bowen

September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Ian Bowen

Ian D. Bowen is an Associate Director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. Ian joined Econsult Corporation in June 2011, for its Summer Research Assistant program, and has been with Econsult ever since. Ian is experienced in econometric analysis and forecasting, input-output modeling, fiscal impact analysis, pro forma financial analysis, index construction, technical report writing, and various […]

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Gina Lavery

September 25, 2017 / Comments Off on Gina Lavery

Gina Lavery is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. (ESI). Ms. Lavery has led a range of projects for ESI, primarily focused on urban planning, real estate, transportation, higher education, and public policy—particularly where these areas intersect with economic development. This work has included developing economic and fiscal impact studies to support […]

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Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

July 28, 2017 / Comments Off on Visualizing Travel Flows in Greater Philadelphia Region Using DVRPC Household Travel Survey Data

For this week’s post I’ve used the 2012-2013 Household Travel Survey which is conducted by Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to create maps that visualize travel patterns in the Greater Philadelphia region. DVRPC, in its nine-county planning area, covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Southeastern Pennsylvania; along with Burlington, […]

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