September 2020
News + Updates
The Economic Impact of 3.0 University Place
ESI was retained by University Place to generate the economic impact of 3.0 University Place, a state-of-the-art, eight-story, mixed-use, life sciences enabled building located in the rapidly growing submarket of University City, Philadelphia. The newly designed project features ground-floor retail, and curated wet/dry lab space, including an incubation coworking floor. Read more.
PennDOT Accepting Applications Under Multimodal Transportation Fund
Act 89 established a dedicated Multimodal Transportation Fund that stabilizes funding for ports and rail freight, increases aviation investments, establishes dedicated funding for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and allows targeted funding for priority investments in any mode.
PennDOT is currently accepting applications for the FY 2021-22 Multimodal Transportation Fund until November 6, 2020 at 4pm.
Upcoming Events and Sponsorships
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Staff and Senior Advisor Updates
ESI is excited to welcome a new Analyst to our team! Baba Ige joins us after recently graduating from Temple University with a BBA in Economics and a minor in Business Analytic. Welcome, Baba!
Daniel Miles was appointed to Chief Operating Officer of ESI ThoughtLab. Congratulations, Daniel!
Gina Lavery served on the Industry Research Committee for CREW and is releasing a new Benchmarking Study.
Lee Nunery has joined the Women in Insurance Initiative. Dr. Nunery has joined as a senior advisor for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Cori Packard Beasley created a research paper on "A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Hudson Yards Real Estate Tax Abatement Program".
Elmore Alexander is quoted in Philadelphia Business Journal's article on colleges and universities facing the sobering realities of returning to campuses.
News from the Lab
Our thought leaders believe AI will transform many parts of business, from customer engagement to R&D, to cybersecurity and back-office operations. Artificial Intelligence is already becoming a new way of doing business, managing risks, and driving top- and bottom-line growth.

In the Driving ROI Through AI survey, nearly 90% of companies that participated say AI is important for the future of their business (64% say it is considerably or very important). ESI ThoughtLab's full findings from this innovative study will be released in mid-September.
U.S. - China Research
Beijing-based think tank Anbound presents "Rule-Setting in the Digital Age" Read the article.
Present Value
by Kian Williams
by Gina Lavery and Jing Liu
by Gina Lavery and Daniel Miles
by Elmore Alexander
Client Spotlight
ESI was proud to sponsor BlackStar Film Festival's Aug 20-26! In case you missed it, you can view various panels during the Festival by clicking here.
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