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Infographic: Breaking Down the $981M Impact of Kansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities

EMSI conducted an aggregate Economic Impact Study for the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) earlier this year. KICA took the results and created a compelling infographic to show the breakdown of its 18 member colleges' impact on the Kansas...
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On-Site Certification & Analyst Training in Cleveland, WI

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EMSI will bring on-site Certification and Analyst training to Cleveland, Wisconsin, on October 8. Hosted by Lakeshore Community College, the all-day event will feature Certification through the morning and early afternoon and Analyst training in the later afternoon.  Register for the event. Download a detailed schedule here. If you have questions, please contact John Pernsteiner. If you are interested in scheduling a Certification event at EMSI’s...
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Lone Star College System Adds $3.1B to Local Economy

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EMSI recently conducted an economic impact study for Lone Star College System, the largest higher education institution in the Houston area. We discovered that in 2012-2013, LSCS contributed $3.1 billion directly to the local economy—a sum equal to nearly 1% of the region’s gross regional product. “While our number one goal is to provide a quality education...
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The Impact of Boeing’s Long Beach Plant Closure and How Workforce Practitioners Can Respond Using Data

In this article, we will walk through the impacts of Boeing's plant closure in Long Beach as well as some of the ways that workforce and economic developers can use data on their local economies to respond to—or even prevent—similar...
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EMSI’s August Job Forecast: 236K Jobs Gained

What’s the job number going to be this month? That question gets thrown around a lot, as does analysis and commentary of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ jobs report once it’s released the first Friday of every month. With so much attention paid to the national jobs picture, we decided to use our labor market...
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