Newsletter - March 2016
Photo by Kenny Louie
Featured Projects

What's New?
Economic Impact of Penn
The University of Pennsylvania
  released an economic impact study performed by ESI that paints a broad picture of the University's wide-ranging and deep impact on the City of Philadelphia and the state of Pennsylvania's economic development and prosperity. Check out the full report  here   and story  here

An Assessment of U.S. Kitchen Incubators
ESI along with American Communities Trust and Urbane Development conducted a survey assessing the landscape of U.S. kitchen incubators/accelerators. Check out the full report here.

The 2016  TIGER Grant  application deadline is  April 29, 2016!  Over the last six years, ESI has helped prepare numerous TIGER applications for a variety of clients. Read more about our expertise here.

The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER Discretionary Grant program, provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. Department of Transportation to invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve critical national objectives. 

Upcoming Events
  • 4/2-4/5: ESI Director Daniel Miles and Senior Advisor Sidney Wong will be at the APA conference in Phoenix to present a brand new ESI-powered data product. More info soon.
Econsult Solutions Advisory Board

Gregory Heller  was  named Innovator of the Week by  Flying Kite  for his work with low-income communities.

Ned Rauch-Mannino published an article on  about Philadelphia's manufacturing community. 

Alan Greenberger quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer on the impact of the Pennsylvania budget stalemate on RACP funding in Philly.

Last Month's Highlights

We're thrilled to have launched our blog,
Present Value last month. Check out all of February's blog posts:

Proud to sponsor

City Council Reception, March 16
A great networking opportunity
Come to honor those who helped improve the quality of life for immigrants
SBN and West Laurel Hill present a celebration of our local economy

PACDC's Gala and Awards Ceremony,
April 21
Celebrate the best of community development
Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn from the "parking rock star" himself!
Industry News
  • Take a look at the 2015 Greater Philadelphia Year-End Office Market Report and Outlook by SSH Real Estate here.
  • The City at Eye Level is a recent publication that looks at the characteristics of a city, with a particular focus on the role plinths play in city planning. 
Client Spotlight

Check out what some of ESI's clients have been up to recently: