January 2020
News + Updates
ESI completed an in-depth analysis of Project HOME's impact on the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania economies through the many housing and supportive services it provides to citizens.
Join ESI and Penn IUR for an interactive discussion on findings from a year-long global assessment of smart city solutions on Jan 30. Speakers will provide an overview of the study’s research objectives, demonstrate how cities are using technology to generate return on investment, and explore how others can develop their own playbook to become hyperconnected leaders. Register today.
Analysis of NYC Economic Incentive Programs
ESI is currently completing an analysis of two NYC economic incentive programs: Relocation and Employment Assistance Program (REAP) and the Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program (ICAP).
We are pleased to announce the recent release of the 2020 State of the Kitchen Incubator Industry in the U.S. This is the third in our series of national surveys specifically analyzing U.S. Kitchen Incubators. Completed in conjunction with Catharine Street Consulting, The Food Corridor, and Urbane Development, this year's study shows robust growth of food business making use of shared-use kitchen facilities. Learn more about an industry that is growing.
Upcoming Events and Sponsorships
Economic Outlook 2020
Jan 17
Proud Sponsor
Cheers for CHOP
Feb 29
Proud Sponsor
City Council Reception
Mar 26
Staff and Senior Advisor Updates
Peter Angelides recently joined Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation's Board of Directors as Vice-Chair.
Brittany Forman is now a member of Delaware County's Black Caucus.
Gina Lavery will present the Hoboken North End redevelopment Plan with project partner WRT, Jan. 24 at the 2020 New Jersey Planning Conference.
Caroline Lindholm was promoted to Business Development Account Manager for ESI ThoughtLab. Congratulations, Caroline!
Angela Dowd-Burton has joined the University City District as New Garden Court Board Representative. Angela was also featured in the Women's Leadership Forum of Philadelphia's Fall/Winter 2019 Newsletter as a founding member of the women's leadership organization.
Steve Wray led a session on strategic planning on January 9th with Leadership Chester County.
Robin Winston and his wife Charlitta Winston are the sponsors of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event at the Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, IN. Their sponsorship provides free admission to the Jan. 20 event which includes a variety of programming and a special exhibit about the historical significance and activism of Madam C.J. Walker, America's first self-made woman millionaire.
Richard Voith led a team including Enterprise Communities and the University of Southern California to complete research on the impact of Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) on local neighborhood house prices. The team recently submitted a paper to the Journal of Regional Science and Urban Economics for review. Richard was also quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer, explaining how transit influences neighborhood revitalization in Philadelphia.
News from the Lab
ESI ThoughtLab has Launched the Driving Cybersecurity Performance Research project
Driving Cybersecurity Performance  will build on last year's program,  The Cybersecurity Imperative , by diving deeper into the economics of cybersecurity and identifying a roadmap to success. Learn more .
U.S. - China Research
Forecasts of the U.S. Long-Term Economic Scenario
From our Beijing-based think tank partners, ANBOUND: "One of the main issues in the study of economics, as well as in the main direction of public policy research is the developments and changes to the long-term economic situation" Learn more.
Present Value
by Della Clark, Brittany Forman, Vandell Hampton, Lee Huang, Frank Linnehan, Markita Morris-Louis, Lou Rodriguez, and Andrew Speizman
by the ESI ThoughtLab Team
by Lindsay Durkalec
by Nina Olney
by Bernard M. Markstein
Client Spotlight
Mosaic Development Partners recently began a redevelopment project at 4567 Wayne Avenue in Germantown. Going by the name Golaski Labs, plans feature 40 residential units, several office spaces, a restaurant and cafe, as well as off-street parking lots for visitors and residents. Read more from Hidden City.
ESI's economic impact report for Tulane University was featured on nola.com. Through its operations, capital investments and role as an educational and research hub, Tulane contributes $3.14 billion a year to Louisiana's economy.
King of Prussia District is featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer as the Upper Merion business district diversifies to meet building demand. Read more in the Inquirer.
ICYMI: December 2019 Highlights
2019 Year in Review
2019 was a busy year for ESI! Take a look at how we have expanded in scope, impact, and geographic footprint by clicking here.
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