February 2018 Newsletter
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ESI Completes Economic Impact Report on Pennsylvania Agriculture
A new report released by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, A Look at the Economic Impact and Future Trends, completed by Econsult Solutions, determined that the total economic impact from agriculture and related activities in the commonwealth amount to $135.7 billion, supporting 580,000 jobs, returning $27 billion in wages.

$9.4 Million of 2017 PA RACP funding went to ESI clients.
2018 RACP Applications Due February 27

Does your organization have a project that could be eligible for PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funding? Click here to learn more about ESI's RACP capabilities and upcoming rounds.  

Roubini ThoughtLab is now
ESI ThoughtLab
ESI ThoughtLab Takes Thought Leadership to the Next Level

Roubini ThoughtLab and Econsult Solutions are  integrating core competencies for a fresh approach to thought leadership.

Report to PA Treasury Provides Policy Advocacy Support

PA State Treasurer Joe Torsella is leveraging The Impact of Insufficient Retirement Savings on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, completed by ESI in January, to coalesce state officials around this important issue.
Staff and Senior Advisors News
Stephen Mullin was appointed to the Board of Directors of the North Broad Renaissance.
ESI welcomes Daniel Connelly as our newest Senior Advisor Dan has over 15 years of financial consulting experience at the federal, state, and local government levels. He comes to us from Fairmount Capital Advisors, Inc., and is a long-time colleague. 
Lindsay Durkalec is ESI's newest Marketing Assistant! Lindsay comes to us with great experience in public relations and marketing. Her energy will enhance our business development efforts.
We bid a fond farewell and bon voyage to ESI intern Seya Fadullon who will be relocating to South Korea.
Lee Huang presented at CCCU's 2018 International Forum in Dallas, Texas.  Lee also  attended the  PHLDiversity  Business Opportunity Luncheon.  And look for Lee at the New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum 2018 , on March 9.
Lou Celi, CEO of ESI ThoughtLab, recently led The Steps to Digital Leadership in Wealth and Asset Management, a webinar with Wealth 2022 research partner Appway.
Senior Advisor Chris Dwyer attended FEMA's PrepTalks in January, participating in follow-up conversations with other attendees.
Upcoming Events

Proud to Sponsor

National Association for Business Economics
34th Annual NABE Economic Policy Conference,  February 25-27 .
Party for the Market will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Reading Terminal Market,  February 24 .

New Jersey Future Redevelopment Forum 2018, March 9 Think Spring! The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society's 2018 Flower Show, March 3-11.
News from the Lab

ESI ThoughtLab will kick-off Smarter Cities 2025 on March 6. This exciting multi-sponsor study will explore building a vision and business plan for the future smart, sustainable, inclusive city. If you are interested in learning more about this thought leadership research initiative, contact Lou Celi.

Present Value

Urban China

By Sidney Wong, Ph. D.

Retirement Savings in a Low Interest Rate Environment

By Christopher Swann

7 Lessons Learned from Silicon Valley

By Lou Celi

Industry News 

Client Spotlight
Philadelphia was awarded $7.3 million from PennDOT for improved trails, more bike share stations, multi-modal improvements around the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and more.

Reading Terminal Market's 125th Anniversary is   February 22 , when they will kick-off a year-long celebration!
Congratulations to our clients on their award of 2017 RACP funding:
Cooper's Ferry Partnership held their 2018 Annual Meeting, "Momentum Camden" on February 8. The Partnership's new CEO, Kris Kolluri is promoting inclusive prosperity through the economic and community development opportunities being considered for Camden's waterfront.
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