PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

On Demand Webinar: Best Practices in Effectively Utilizing Economic Impact Analyses

  • 12/06/2019
  • Online Webinar Recording (The recording will be provided to you upon registration and payment.)

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This Webinar is now available on video for those who wish to see it.  Available in Flash and WMV formats only.  You will receive viewing information once payment is made.

Best Practices in Effectively Utilizing Economic Impact Analyses


Participants of previous offerings have gained insight into why they should measure the impact of economic development programs and how basic tools can be effectively utilized by practitioners.  During this Best Practices web seminar, participants will advance well beyond the preliminary phase and be presented with various approaches to implementing – and effectively utilizing the results of – economic impact analyses. 

While maintaining a broad approach applicable to participants with diverse analysis needs, this web seminar will explore the effectiveness, reliability and value of economic impact analyses, demonstrating how those seeking to have a project funded, application approved or other professional cause advanced should proceed.  Using best practices and employing brief case studies to help participants grasp opportunities for application to their own organizational circumstances, the content of this training is essential to professionals in economic development and related industries.

It is highly recommended that professional level members of non-profit, public and private economic development organizations participate in this web seminar.

Lee Huang is Senior Vice President and Principal of Econsult Solutions, Inc. With an undergraduate degree from the Wharton School and a master’s degree from the Fels School of Government of the University of Pennsylvania, Lee provides an excellent perspective for public, private, and non-profit clients. Prior to joining Econsult Solutions, Lee was a director at Econsult Corporation, and was been responsible for leading projects examining commercial corridors, affordable housing, neighborhood change, transportation financing, MWBE procurement, real estate development, economic development, tax policy, economic and fiscal impact, transit-oriented development, financial modeling, tax increment financing, waterfront development, discrimination in lending practices, higher education, workforce development, technology, historic preservation, and recreational amenities.

From 1995 to 2005, Lee was employed at The Enterprise Center, an entrepreneurial center in West Philadelphia where he acquired extensive experience in day to day management as well as strategic decision making. He most recently served as Executive Vice President, where he was responsible for all programs and operations, and helped manage fifty staff and interns and a $1.2 million budget. He was also Founder of The Enterprise Center’s YES (Youth + Entrepreneurship = Success) Program and Director of Cities Beyond, The Enterprise Center’s consulting department.

In 2006, Lee earned his Masters of Public Administration at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government, where he also received certificates in Public Finance and in Economic Development and Growth. Lee received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics in 1995 from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a dual concentration in Accounting and Management.

Lee lives with his wife Amy and their daughter Jada and son Aaron in West Philadelphia, and is an active member and elder of Woodland Presbyterian Church. He currently serves on the board of the Spruce Hill Community Association.

Attention Certified Providers: This course is approved to provide 1.5 organizational PDUs (Marketing / PR) as explained in the Guidelines for Certification of Economic Development Organizations issued by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and in the Institute’s Policies and Procedures.

This webinar is priced for participation by one individual.  Additional interested parties should register separately.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server


Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

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