State and Local Governments

What are the Potential Benefits of Universal Access to Retirement Savings?

December 15, 2020 / Comments Off on What are the Potential Benefits of Universal Access to Retirement Savings?

The Center for Retirement Initiatives (CRI) at Georgetown University engaged ESI to assist the Center in developing an analysis of national options to expand retirement savings coverage. The CRI study examines how characteristics such as account type (payroll deduction IRA vs. 401(k)), the employers required to participate, and default levels of employee contributions and any […]

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Supporting Governments with Analysis and Insights

November 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Supporting Governments with Analysis and Insights

Recent months have brought unprecedented challenges for governments of all types as they seek to provide safety, prosperity and equity for their citizens. In recent months, ESI’s Government and Public Policy team has worked with our clients across multiple levels of government to help them with both the nuts and bolts and big picture challenges […]

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Perspectives on Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

October 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Perspectives on Economic Development Initiatives and Strategies in the Age of COVID-19

How our cities and communities will recover post-COVID-19 is obviously a hot topic. Because ESI and our Senior Advisors have such a wide range of expertise, we wanted to give them a chance to share their perspectives on economic development initiatives and strategies. Participating in this Q&A is ESI’s Senior Vice President and Principal Gina […]

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Financial Projections in the Age of COVID: Bucks County Consortium

July 9, 2020 / Comments Off on Financial Projections in the Age of COVID: Bucks County Consortium

ESI was retained by the Bucks County Consortium, a forum for intergovernmental cooperation and communication among many of the 52 incorporated municipalities in the County, to provide a county-wide analysis of actual and projected changes in major revenue sources impacting Consortium members through the end of 2021. The analysis took into consideration the economic and fiscal […]

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NJHMFA: Compliance for Multifamily Affordable Housing

June 4, 2020 / Comments Off on NJHMFA: Compliance for Multifamily Affordable Housing

Since 2011, ESI has provided the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (NJHMFA) with on-call management services for multifamily housing developments. ESI leads the analysis of compliance with Public Law 2008, c. 46 (A500 ACS), which requires an analysis of the finances of the proposed project to answer the question “Are the profits from […]

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How Will Cities Handle COVID-19?

April 10, 2020 / Comments Off on How Will Cities Handle COVID-19?

Today in Present Value, we interview Stephen Mullin, President and Principal of ESI. Steve shares some words of wisdom from his previous jobs as Director of Commerce and Director of Finance for the City of Philadelphia on how cities such as Philadelphia will handle the current COVID-19 crisis. Ed Rendell famously said that when he […]

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