State and Local Governments

The 2019 RACP Round Has Been Announced

January 3, 2019 / Comments Off on The 2019 RACP Round Has Been Announced

Econsult Solutions. Inc. can help you submit your application for Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding. We have worked with nonprofits, private developers, corporations, municipalities, and public-private partnerships on first-time and re-submissions for RACP funding and are ready to support you in navigating eligibility requirements and the electronic application. Our experts understand the new requirements […]

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Our Ground-Breaking Research: Smarter Cities 2025

November 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Our Ground-Breaking Research: Smarter Cities 2025

A Ground-Breaking Research Effort Over the past ten months, ESI’s team of thought leadership experts, coupled with a coalition of leading providers of smart city services and research partners, worked on an extensive study examining the impacts of smart city solutions on urban performance. For our recently released program, Smarter Cities 2025, our team conducted […]

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Economic Development: The Ultimate Path Forward for Distressed Pennsylvania Communities

July 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Economic Development: The Ultimate Path Forward for Distressed Pennsylvania Communities

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Distressed Municipalities Program, commonly known as Act 47, has been in existence since 1987. The program, which is administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development, provides a set of tools for localities suffering from severe budget challenges that threaten the capacity to deliver essential public services. Among those tools […]

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The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

May 25, 2018 / Comments Off on The Rise of Multifamily Housing in the Philadelphia Region

Housing investment has transformed in the years following the real estate market crash of 2008. The number of privately constructed housing units has steadily climbed since then, increasingly so over the past six years. In 2009, a total of 582,000 building permits were authorized for privately-owned housing construction in the United States; the total bounced […]

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Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

April 17, 2018 / Comments Off on Cross-Sector Coalition Explores the Economic and Social Impact of Smart Cities

Corporate, government, and academic experts join forces to build a road map and business case for urban transformation PHILADELPHIA, APRIL 16, 2018 ESI ThoughtLab announces the launch of Smarter Cities 2025: Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan, a ground-breaking research program that will provide city leaders with a road map to becoming a successful […]

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Wilmington Land Bank

November 21, 2017 / Comments Off on Wilmington Land Bank

The existence of vacancy and blight in the City of Wilmington is a pervasive problem, imposing significant negative implications for the city’s economy, fiscal position, and quality of life. The City has identified nearly 1,500 vacant properties which represent only a portion of the full extent of vacancy in Wilmington. To clarify the city’s strategy […]

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