Napa Valley Expo Fairground Overhaul

The financial landscape of the Napa Valley Expo (NVE) has significantly changed since completion of its Master Plan in 2003, mostly in part due to the 2013 earthquake and the incorporation of the BottleRock music festival. EPS’s recent work on the 2017 NVE Master Plan provides updated financial insight on fairground operations, including a market […]

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UCSF Announces Release of Economic and Fiscal Impact Analysis

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) unveiled an in-depth economic and fiscal impact report prepared by EPS.  This report provides context of UCSF’s fiscal and economic contributions to the City of San Francisco as well as the greater nine-county Bay Area.  Having conducted a similar analysis for UCSF in 2010, EPS was able to […]

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Cupertino Explores Traffic Impact Fee

Jason Moody, managing principal, discussed a proposed traffic impact fee in the City of Cupertino at a public workshop on Aug. 16. Read the full article here.  

CATEGORY: In the News

Sacramento Office Moves Downtown

EPS’s Sacramento office moved to the 28th Floor of the Wells Fargo Center, at 400 Capitol Mall in the heart of Downtown Sacramento.  With this move, Sacramento joins the Denver, Oakland, and Los Angeles offices in EPS’s commitment to each city’s respective Downtown District.  The Wells Fargo Center is a preeminent business location in Downtown […]

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Denver Appeal to Millennials

The City of Denver has become a real draw for millennials (people between the age of 25 to 35 years old). Between 2009-14, the city had the highest net annual migration gain of this age cohort of any metropolitan area in the United States. The New York Times reports that Denver has “become a millennial […]

CATEGORY: Blog

EPS Leads MTC Forum on Infrastructure Finance

On  July 27th, EPS Managing Principal Darin Smith moderated an expert panel discussion concerning infrastructure financing tools and strategy.  In 2015, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) had retained EPS to author a paper on financing programs available to Bay Area cities.  The July forum was an offshoot of that work and was the second MTC […]

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APA Recognizes EPS for Redwood City Community Benefits Study

APA Recognizes EPS for Redwood City Community Benefits Study

With the new Downtown Precise Plan in place and a full-fledged economic boom occurring throughout the Bay Area, Redwood City is experiencing a period of intense redevelopment. Construction has taken off with developers bringing new office buildings and condominium projects to meet strong demand generated primarily by growing technology firms. Seeking to leverage this growth […]

CATEGORY: Award

EPS Voted Best at CALED Conference

EPS led a session on using data to fuel an integrated economic development strategy at CALED‘s 36th Annual Conference in South San Francisco. The discussion looked at key economic indicators revealed in the latest California Economic Snapshot released by the Academy, innovation center trends, and ways that data sources can be leveraged by economic developers. […]

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EPS team wins Excellence in Regional Transportation Award for Trans-Sierra Transportation Plan

Economic & Planning Systems was part of a team awarded the National Association of Development Organization (NADO) Excellence in Regional Transportation award for its work on the Trans-Sierra Transportation Plan.  EPS partnered with Morse Consulting and CH2 in preparing detailed socio-economic profiles for 11 California and Nevada Counties and evaluating benefit-cost considerations for various categories […]

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