State and Local Governments

The Organic Agriculture Industry in Pennsylvania

May 23, 2024 / Comments Off on The Organic Agriculture Industry in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania has a large agriculture industry, and the organic agriculture industry in particular has far outpaced the national average. In 2023, ESI was hired by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture to evaluate the impact of the organic agriculture industry in Pennsylvania. This included economic and fiscal impact, a supply chain, gap, and SWOT analyses, as […]

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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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Capital City 2030: Strategic Master Plan for Downtown Dover Partnership

June 1, 2023 / Comments Off on Capital City 2030: Strategic Master Plan for Downtown Dover Partnership

The Downtown Dover Partnership, working in concert with the City of Dover and multiple public and non-public agencies engaged a team including ESI to develop a strategic master plan for the downtown and surrounding neighborhood area. The central premise of a reignited downtown district calls for density and connection to become the engines that drive […]

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The Impact of Insufficient Retirement Savings in Pennsylvania, 2020-2035

March 2, 2023 / Comments Off on The Impact of Insufficient Retirement Savings in Pennsylvania, 2020-2035

In an update to our 2018 report produced by ESI for the Pennsylvania Retirement Security Task Force, which undertook analysis of the statewide revenue and expenditure implications of insufficient retirement savings in Pennsylvania over the 2015-2030 period, we looked at updates to each category of statewide and county-level impacts for the years 2020-2035. Pennsylvania’s elderly […]

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ESG Boycott Legislation in States: Municipal Bond Market Impact

January 12, 2023 / Comments Off on ESG Boycott Legislation in States: Municipal Bond Market Impact

Over the past few years companies and institutions, such as investment banks, have enacted policies referred to as Environmental Social Governance (ESG) policies. These policies place limits or restrictions on the extent that companies associated with firearms, oil, gas, and coal industries can engage in business with these companies and institutions. In response, various state […]

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The Current State of EV Policy in the United States

November 18, 2022 / Comments Off on The Current State of EV Policy in the United States

Cities and states across America are beginning to take more strides toward fully adopting electric vehicles (EVs) and integrating them into the fabric of their road and urban infrastructure. The benefits of making the switch from internal combustion engines (ICE) to EVs are growing and well documented, and their popularity has also grown significantly in […]

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