June 2020
News + Updates
COVID-19 Update: Econsult Solutions has been practicing social distancing since mid-March, with all staff members working remotely. As such we remain open for business, hard at work, and eager to know how we can support your needs. We have been thinking about the big picture about how this emergency affects the industries we work in, please check out the ESI blog, Present Value, articles are linked below.
Greater Philadelphia Cell and Gene Therapy and Connected Health Sectors – Future Workforce and Talent Needs Analysis
In 2019, the CEO Council for Growth, University City Science Center, and University City District’s West Philadelphia Skills Initiative convened a partnership to leverage their resources and networks on an initiative to support and grow the Philadelphia region’s cell and gene therapy and connected health industries. The stimulus for this partnership arose from a need, identified by various stakeholders, to understand the growth of and gaps in the cell and gene therapy and connected health workforce in Greater Philadelphia. ESI was hired to provide an independent assessment of the future workforce and talent needs of the industries.
Join us as we present The Creativity Leap with Natalie Nixon
Econsult Solutions Senior Advisor  Natalie Nixon 's newest work,  The Creativity Leap  launches June 23, 2020, and you are invited to a sneak peek.

All who face dilemmas in their work can benefit from creative thinking, but how does one make the "creativity leap?" Natalie lays it out in the introduction: "Like a physical leap, a creativity leap is essential for crossing boundaries; . . . it is a dynamic process that honors intuition."

In support of her new book, Natalie has been conducting a series of interactive webinars, during which she breaks down and demystifies the process and assures her audiences that they too have the creativity it takes to be innovative and solve problems. We will be hosting the webinar June 24, at 4 pm. Register online .
Complete the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Sentiment Survey!
Please complete Philadelphia Real Estate Council's Q2 Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Sentiment Survey. Your feedback will be reflected in our Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Sentiment Index presented by PREC and the Philadelphia Business Journal, powered by ESI. Complete the survey today!
Upcoming Events and Sponsorships
Staff and Senior Advisor Updates
Please join us in welcoming Lucie Doran and Kian Williams, ESI's newest summer interns! Lucie is pursuing a degree in Economics and Mathematics from Drexel University and Kian is studying Mathematical Economics and Political Science at Haverford College, graduating in 2022. Welcome to the team Lucie and Kian!
Lee Huang presented at ITGA 2020 Virtual Conference with Leslie Smallwood-Lewis and Greg Reaves of Mosaic Development Partners, and Adam Glaser of Perkins & Will.
Ken Zapinski has accepted a postion as Director of Research and Public Policy for Pittsburgh Works Together.
Terry Gillen has been working with PCCY to assist child care providers with federal business loans. Her blog was recently published in The Philadelphia Citizen.  She is also now a Delegate for Joe Biden's Presidential Campaign.
"Philadelphia small business advocate: It's time for riots to end and business owners to lead" was featured in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Richard Voith will speak at LAI Philly's "Mass Transit in the age of COVID: Looking Ahead" on June 30. Register today.
News from the Lab
Connected and Autonomous Supply Chain Ecosystems 2025
Customer behaviors and expectations are changing dramatically, challenging the established supply chain and operations setups of leading industrial companies. These changes are taking place against the backdrop of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, with digital technologies impacting every aspect of how companies run their businesses.

To take a closer look at how digital champions are transforming linear supply chains into connected and autonomous supply chain ecosystems, ESI ThoughtLab supported PwC by surveying more than 1,600 supply chain executives and decision-makers in 33 countries across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific. Read the report.
U.S. - China Research
An Observation on American Finance
Beijing-based think tank Anbound presents "An Observation on American Finance" Read the article.
Present Value
by Blane Stoddart
by Richard Bickel
by Lou Celi and Daniel Miles
by Lee Huang
by Lee Huang and Jamie Bracey-Green
Client Spotlight
Sending thanks and appreciation to the North Broad Renaissance for cleaning up the North Broad Corridor to help business reopen. You can donate to their Reopen with Care campaign by clicking here.
Together SEPTA and PennDOT were awarded a grant of $8.3M from the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) State of Good Repair Partnership for railway upgrades on the Harrisburg line.
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