September 2021
News + Updates
ESI was hired by Montgomery County to utilize public and private datasets to assess the pre-COVID and current economic conditions of the County. Our analysis served as an important baseline to determine future recovery strategies. ESI also utilized the analysis of economic activity, grant recipient data and interviews with business leaders to produce a SWOT analysis, principals of recovery for funding and recommended key investment initiatives. Learn more.
ESI was highlighted in the Philadelphia Business Journal for our work on the recently released report "Philadelphia Equitable Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Assessment and Strategy"Read more.
Join ESI's Stephen Mullin and Gina Lavery, along with Lambda Philly members, for a tour of equitable economic development plans along the North Broad corridor on September 30th from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM. Learn more.
Upcoming Events and Sponsorships
Staff and Senior Advisor Updates
We welcome Xinyi Qiu to the ESI team, joining as an Analyst. Xinyi received her master’s degree at the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Planning.
We welcome Janet Gleason to the ESI team, joining as an Analyst. Janet graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in economics.
We welcome Michael Sydnor to the ESI team, joining as an Analyst. Michael graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science in economics and multiple certifications in R programming.
Joyce Lee will be speaking at an international panel "Looking Ahead: Embracing Sustainability and Resiliency for a Better Tomorrow" on September 22nd. Learn more.
Greater Philadelphia YMCA will be honoring Michael Pearson on October 14th at the Union League. Learn more.
Richard Voith's article was published in Delaware Lawyer. Dr. Voith provides examples of how agglomeration of economies may lead to a significant rise in urbanized economies and may play a quintessential role in increasing income and economic well-being. Learn more.
Adam Glaser was asked to lead Georgetown University’s Fall Urban Design Studio in order to help gain insights into how Colleges and Universities should be integrated into DC's Comprehensive Plan.
dedicating her efforts to serving on the National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) Advisory Board.
Catherine Timko will be speaking at IEDC 2021 Annual Conference. The webinar is a roundtable format and will focus on repositioning and repurposing commercial and retail spaces.
Jeremy Sunkett will be introducing attendees in a 2 day ULI program to some of the myriad business and operational considerations to be addressed when making a transition into entrepreneurial real estate development.
U.S. - China Research
Partial-Domain Warfare & Geopolitical Warfare
Major, global wars are rare occurrences, and in many people’s memory, there are probably only two real world wars. This of course, is not to deny that wars still break out frequently. According to incomplete statistics, from the end of World War II to 2001, there were 248 armed conflicts in 153 regions. It is therefore, a normal state of affairs for wars and conflicts to take place, and indeed in contrast it is abnormal if wars do not happen at all. Therefore, the study of war and peace has always been a main component of geopolitics. Read more.
Present Value
ESI Senior Advisor Maud Lyon discusses five ways that cities can use the arts strategically to improve life for all residents and support recovery of local economies.
ESI Senior Vice President & Principal Steve Wray provides insight into what ESI's recently released Center of the Future of Cities will work on and charts a course for future cities.
We questioned our fantastic round of Summer 2021 interns about some of their favorite projects which they worked on, what advice would they offer next year's interns, and their key takeaways from their experience.
Drexel Co-op and Marketing Assistant Shaum Arora explains how cities around the world can be more inclusive by incorporating the United Nation's sustainable development goals
by Lee Huang and Ardy Wurtzel
ESI Principal Lee Huang and Associate Director Ardy Wurtzel discuss the importance of universities pivoting to "engaged campuses" to help the cities they're located in thrive.
Client Spotlight
Congratulations to our client the Sedgwick Theater for receiving a $500,000 grant to fund much-needed improvements of the space. ESI assisted Sedwick Theater with their RACP grant application to receive these funds. Read more.
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