Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) provides high-quality employment data and economic analysis via web tools and custom reports. We also produce comprehensive impact analyses for colleges and universities in the US and internationally.
EMSI started conducting economic impact studies in 2000 (under the name CCbenefits) to show the economic contribution of higher education. To do this work we had to collect lots of data on industries, occupations, demographics, etc. We found this labor market data to be really useful so we built simple web-based tools to bring the information together and make it easier to use. Now we supply these tools to many community colleges, universities, workforce boards, economic development groups, and private industry throughout the U.S. so they can better understand the local employment picture. We also recently developed a tool to help jobseekers find great careers and the right training path.
Today we are a company of roughly 40 people based in Moscow, Idaho, who have become well-known for our work with labor market data. We are dedicated to delivering this data to our clients through our handy tools and reports.
What we do
Think of us as your desktop economist. We collect and integrate lots of complex data and build user-friendly tools to make the data simple to understand and apply at the local level. Our tools help you understand all facets of employment and economic trends—industries, occupations, demographics, economic impacts, and even skills, job compatibility, educational attainment, and more—at any level of geographic detail.
Why we do it
Employment data is important in many planning, development, and career decisions, but it is often hard to collect, organize, and interpret. And even once it’s brought together, it can be fragmented and out-of-date. That’s where EMSI comes in. We integrate the most current labor market and demographic data and build simple, intuitive web-based tools that allow you to generate fast, focused, local analysis so you can make better planning and career decisions.
Why data is important
At the heart of every good decision is good information. If you want to make the best planning, development, and career decisions, it is important to start with good data. Business leaders, workforce professionals, economic developers, educators, and jobseekers all benefit from the right data at the right time. So don’t just rely on anecdotes—let data help you get things done.
If you want to learn more—check out our case studies.
Who we serve
We serve education, economic, and workforce development institutions and organizations—and anyone else who needs fast, effective workforce and economic analysis. Over the years we have been pleased to assist many private companies, consultants, research organizations, utilities, and real estate and site selection groups.
- Data: The most up-to-date and complete employment data available.
- Analyst: A powerful research tool that gives you local employment and economic trends.
- Career Coach: A tool that helps jobseekers understand the local employment picture.
- Higher Education Economic Impact Studies: Reports that demonstrate the economic and social benefits of postsecondary education for taxpayers and students
- Consulting: Special projects, asset mapping, competency analysis, program review and justification, state of the workforce, skills gap analysis, environmental scanning, site selection, and other issues related to labor market data.
How we work for you
Beneath all the data, software, and reports we are a company of programmers, designers, data specialists, writers, customer service reps, and, yes of course, economists all dedicated to our clients’ success.
This is why each piece of data, software, and report we sell is fully supported (for free) by our friendly, knowledgeable, and highly responsive staff, which works full time to make sure our clients are getting the most out of the tools. Few companies can boast this level of customer care.