November 2018
Faith, Scholarship and Engagement: The University of Notre Dame as an Economic Engine
The University of Notre Dame is a world-renowned institution of higher education, devoted to local service and regional engagement through its educational mission. ESI was commissioned by the University to conduct an impact study to express these characteristics in economic and social impact terms.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Econsult Solutions!
People for People
ESI was proud to sponsor and attend our client People for People's 29th Anniversary Gala on November 1. ESI President Stephen Mullin, Directors Andrea Mannino and Brittany Forman, and Senior Analysts Brooke Queenan and Sarah DeNault attended. PFP plays an important role in the growth of North Broad, along with providing support services to local residents. Thank you to Reverend Herb Lusk and the entire staff at PFP for a great evening and congratulations to the night's honorees, Chris Long and Jim and Cathy Maxim of Acts413 Ministries!
State of Old City District Presentation
ESI, along with JVM Studio, produced the 2018/19 State of Old City District . The report contains information regarding the current state and future development of the historic district, as well as highlights its recent successes. ESI Principal Peter Angelides presented the report to Old City District and other business and real estate professionals. Director Ethan Conner-Ross and Senior Analyst Liz Desmond attended. Councilmen Squilla and Domb also spoke and praised the report and the District.
Smarter Cities Webinar
ESI will be hosting a webinar this December to discuss the recent study on Smarter Cities conducted by ESI's thought leadership arm, ESI ThoughtLab. Keep an eye out for additional information and registration details. 
On the Table
ESI hosted an On the Table roundtable converging local government, business, and public transit leaders to discuss smart city initiatives and how they will affect urban communities. Attendees included: Dick Voith, Daniel Miles, Peter Angelides, Lee Huang, Rebecca DeJoseph, Mike Daly, Lindsay Durkalec, Patrick Morgan, Markus Weidner, Katelyn Yoshimoto, Andrew Buss, Anselm Sauter, Ellen Hwang, Bob McGee, Katie Crawford, and ESI Sr. Advisors Joe Casey, Fran Burns, and Suzanne Biemiller. Thanks to everyone who joined us!
Proud to Sponsor
King of Prussia District's Holiday
Reception, December 13.
The North Broad Renaissance's 2018
Annual Fundraiser, December 14.
Upcoming Events

Next City's 15th Anniversary Celebration, December 12. 
ESI's Communication and PR
Professionals Happy Hour, January 2019.
Staff and Senior Advisors News
Daniel Miles will be a panelist at the DVRPC's Futures Group: Future of Moving People and Goods on December 11. 
Steve Wray will be speaking at the Westchester Biotech Project's Webinar, "Building the Biotech Cluster: Innovation Cluster Development in a Dynamic Environment" on November 14. 
Bernard Markstein wrote for the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) estimating September state construction employment rates.
Blane Stoddart's firm, BFW Group, LLC has been named to the Philadelphia Inquirer's Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia 2018 Philadelphia 100. Congratulations!
Charlie Isdell completed his third summer coordinating Moorestown Friends School's Cooperative Workplace Education ProgramThe four-week, academic internship enables rising juniors and seniors to receive career training from professionals and learn from hands-on exposure to the working world. 
Sidney Wong spoke at Tsinghua University in Beijing on October 26 and will be speaking at the Hong Kong Institute of Planners on November 15. 
News from the Lab

ESI ThoughtLab and a leading coalition of sponsors and advisors, is set to release Smarter Cities 2025: Building a Sustainable Business and Financing Plan at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on November 13.

For more information, Contact us.

ESI ThoughtLab and WSJ Pro Cybersecurity have released key findings from The Cybersecurity Imperative, a global benchmarking study which examines cybersecurity practices and how businesses are adopting the latest technologies to respond to rising security concerns.

Read the full report.
Present Value

On the Table Recap

By Lindsay Durkalec and Mike Daly

If you haven't been to Wilmington, DE recently, it's time for a visit!

By Catherine Timko

Universities are Important Engines for Equitable Growth

By Lee Huang

Preparing for the Coming Crisis in Cybersecurity  

By Lou Celi

ESI Clients: Hot Spots
Around Philly

by Lindsay Durkalec

Client Spotlight
ESI is proud to have sponsored the Greater Philadelphia Film Office's 2018 Production Party. Congratulations on a great event! 

A number of ESI's clients, friends, and associates are represented in the Philadelphia Business Journal's Power 100. Congratulations to all on this wonderful achievement!
North Broad Street Renaissance celebrated Mural Arts Month in October, commemorating one of the many murals that beautify North Broad Street. ESI produces the State of North Broad annual report. 

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