As we all know, 2020 has been a unprecedented and tumultuous year. ESI is so very grateful for our staff, senior advisors, and project partners who have made 2020 a busy year.

This edition of ESI's News + Updates features a review of the highlights in the firm's eight main practice areas including: Economic Development, Equity and Inclusion, Government and Public Policy, Litigation Support, Real Estate, Thought Leadership, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Universities and Hospitals.

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Staff and Senior Advisor Updates
ESI welcomes Labaron Lenard-Palmer to the team as an Assocate Director! Prior to joining ESI, he was a Senior Policy Analyst with the City of Philadelphia's Planning and Development Department.
Frank Robinson is joining Community Design Collaborative's Board in January 2021. He is also speaking at ESU's Economic Outlook Summit on 12/15.
Lee Huang presented “Why and How to Express Your Institution’s Impact" to representatives of several HBCUs through the University of the District of Columbia's Lunchtime Learning Webinar.
Catherine Timko attended ICSC New York RECON. She also just completed a webinar series on retail marketing and attraction for the state of Delaware and moderated a panel for the Philadelphia ULI.
Gina Lavery will present at "Trails as an Economic Development Tool in the Delaware Valley" on Dec 15 with NV5 and Rails to Trails Conservancy.
Terry Tracy recently completed his doctorate in public policy and administration at West Chester University. Congratulations!
Richard Voith was quoted in The Pennsylvania Gazette's article titled "A Reset for Cities?", talking about the discipline of urban planning.
Bernard Markstein did the analysis for a report on construction unemployment rates highlighted in Associated Builders and Contractors. He was also quoted in Construction Dive.
Stephen Mullin co-hosted a session at North Broad Renaissance's 2020 State of North Broad Fundraiser last week.
Client Spotlight
ESI was proud to sponsor The North Broad Renaissance (NBR)'s State of North Broad Fundraiser last week! ESI's Stephen Mullin serves on NBR's Board of Directors and co-hosted a fundraising session during the event. ESI also contributes to the annual State of North Broad report, the newest edition to be released in 2021.

NBR is more than half way to their goal of raising $100,000. Donate today to help reach their goal!
Sending a big congratulations to University Place Associates for developing a life science project in Philly! 3.0 University Place will be a hub for innovation & discovery in science and will support Philadelphia’s reputation in the cell and gene therapy world.
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