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Newsletter - May 2017
The Philadelphia International Airport Generates $15.4B in Economic Impact Annually

Source: Philadelphia International Airport
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) commissioned Econsult Solutions to survey and quantify the multiple dimensions of economic and fiscal impact generated by the airport, which serves more than 30 million daily flights to over 120 national and international non-stop destinations. PHL is the only major airport serving the Philadelphia metropolitan region, and is a center of significant direct and indirect economic activity and employment as an initiator of capital investments and transportation services. 

To read the complete analysis, click here and for the media coverage, click here
Previous Highlights
Stephen Mullin at SDMBA Design & Dine

ESI President and Principal,  Stephen P. Mullin  spoke about Philadelphia's Economic Development at Philadelphia University's Design and Dine Speaker Program on April 21, run by The Strategic Design MBA program, which invites guest speakers from across industries to share their insights on hybrid thinking, the 21st century work world, and the future of global business.
LAI Philadelphia's Spring LEW 2017

During the weekend of April 27 to April 30,  Lambda Alpha International's (LAI) Philadelphia Chapter hosted members from all LAI chapters for this year's Spring's Land Economics Weekend (LEW), where members toured various new developments that will change Philadelphia's skyline including  the Comcast Technology Center, the Cira Center Complex, Pennovation, Market East, and The Navy Yard.

To learn more about this year's Spring LEW, click here
Upcoming Events

APA National Planning Conference on May 6-9 feat. CDA project-lead and ESI Senior Advisor Sidney Wong. Register  here .
ESI is excited to participate in On the Table Philly on May 23.  More info here
CommUNITY: The Power of People in Action, the 7th Annual PCRG Community Development Summit on May 24-25 feat. Lee Huang. Register   here
Proud to Sponsor

Discussion with experts from Philadelphia City Planning Commission and City Council 
Discuss topics in urban infrastructure with the Drexel School of Economics
Celebrate the achievement in local historic preservation

Check out our previous blog posts
News from the Lab

ESI affiliate Roubini ThoughtLab has launched the next program in its groundbreaking thought leadership research series,   Wealth and Asset Management 2022: The Path to Digital Leadership. This endeavor is exploring how financial organizations will transform their strategies, processes, products, and business models to leverage digital technology to provide comprehensive solutions for their clients. 

Unlike other research projects, this program will compare the digital approaches, performance results, and changing strategic roles of institutions across the wealth ecosystem, engaging a  diverse coalition of sponsors: technology leaders, including Oracle, Broadridge, and the Vauban Group; fintechs, including Appway and eToro; consultancies, including Protiviti and Sapient, and financial institutions, including J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management. In addition, we will draw on intellectual input from a global group of project advisors, including Bank of Tokyo-MUFG, BBVA, Credit Suisse, Danske Bank, Fidelity, Joh. Bereneberg, LPL Financial, MRA Associates, Pictet, Putnam, RBC Global Asset Management, Robo-Investing, ShoreBridge Capital Partners, and Union Bank.
To learn more click here or contact Lou Celi ( lou@thoughtworks360.com).
Staff News
Peter Angelides was recently appointed to the newly created  Historic Preservation Task Force. This task force, created by Mayor Kenney, encourages people to see preservation and development as partners in urban growth.
Lee Huang recently joined the board of the Preservation Alliance for G reater Philadelphia .

Our work for the Philadelphia Bar Association on the factors influencing judicial elections was mentioned in this article for The Legal Intelligencer. 

The ESI team supported their fellow colleague and Research Analyst, Jing Liu, at one of her concerts last month for her band, Kidz. Check out their Facebook Page for news and updates. 
Econsult Solutions Advisory Board 
  • Alan Greenberger was quoted in this article featured in Philly Voice about the lasting impacts that One Liberty Place had on the Philadelphia skyline. Mr. Greenberger will also be a panelist at our co-sponsored Annual Urban Economic Policy Conference with Drexel University's School of Economics.
  • ESI is proud to announce our newest Senior Advisory member George Tstesekos, former Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus of Drexel University's LeBow's College of Business.
Industry News                            Client Spotlight
  • Redevelopment Authority selects firm to redevelop houses involved in 1985 MOVE incident.
  • Temple University Canoe House will be honored next month with a Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.
  • Sun Center Studios will host the production of a new Comedy Central series pilot,  'Delco Proper'