ESI/Parter International: Partners in Tourism Strategic Planning
We recently launched our new webpage, in partnership with Parter International, offering collaborative strategic planning services to help enhance and develop tourism attractions; events; infrastructure; marketing; and organizational efficiency, resulting in a significant impact on the economic well-being of tourism destinations and attractions. View our new webpage.
ESI Announces Leadership Transition
Stephen P. Mullin and Richard Voith, Founding Principals of ESI, are proud to announce a leadership transition that will seamlessly position ESI for continued growth in serving our clients with high-quality professional analyses and direction. Dr. Voith and Mr. Mullin will remain Principals, and will now be stepping into full-time ESI Board Co-Chair roles, in which their responsibilities will include serving as brand ambassadors, developing and honing the skills of ESI management, and participating in the development of high-level strategic plans. The transition is being implemented with the following promotions and corresponding changes in management roles:
2020 RACP Round: We Can Help With Your Application
The latest Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funding round will open mid-July and ESI can help you submit your application. We have worked with nonprofits, private developers, corporations, municipalities, and public-private partnerships on first-time and re-submissions for RACP funding. We are ready to support you in navigating eligibility requirements and the electronic application. For an initial discussion about your application or questions about your project's eligibility, please contact us today.
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.
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We welcome back
Suzanne Biemiller to the Senior Advisor board, who returns following serving on the Bloomberg 2020 campaign.
Gina Lavery has been elected President of the Philadelphia Chapter of Lambda Alpha International.
Rebecca DeJoseph and Gina Lavery will be presenting ESI's report on the film industry in Montana to the state’s Revenue Department on July 21.
Richard Bickel is working with his TRB Committee and prepared a problem statement on impacts and responses by public transit agencies to the COVID-19 virus. The problem statement will be submitted to the TCRP program to be considered for the next round of studies later this year.
Steve Wray will speak at New Jersey Alliance for Action's "5G/Smart Cities - A New Construction Market" event on July 15. Register today.
Bernie Markstein was the presenter for separate webinars on the impact of COVID-19 on various aspects of the construction industry for the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
ESI ThoughtLab worked with a coalition of cybersecurity, cyber insurance, and technology experts from leading companies and associations to answer a central question: How can firms drive the best cybersecurity performance in today’s complex digital world? Our Driving Cybersecurity Performance research provides critical insights into how cybersecurity leaders organize for success, where they invest, and which technologies, processes, and analytical tools they use. The publicly available materials should help your firm optimize the use of its cybersecurity resources for the challenging times ahead. Visit our microsite.
U.S. - China Research
Three Turning Points of China's Military Strategic Thoughts
Beijing-based think tank Anbound presents "An Observation on American Finance"
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Oversized Residential Trash Disposal and Recycle
In a webinar hosted by ANBOUND on July 2, Richard Voith and Jing Liu spoke to four Administrative Chiefs from Town of Yongxing, Sichuan Province of China on sanitation services.
ESI worked for the Colorado Secure Savings Plan Board on recommendations to increase retirement savings in Colorado and now the State has passed the Colorado Secure Savings Program. Read our report by clicking here.
The City of Philadelphia announced details regarding its partnership with North Broad Renaissance to support local businesses as they begin to gradually reopen in the Green Phase. The City and Visit Philadelphia also announced a new online resource encouraging consumers to support local businesses on commercial corridors as they begin to reopen safely, with care.