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Economic Development

Labor market & economic insights to help you prosper your community


economic development orgs

We partner with more than 200 economic development organizations of all sizes



We’ve worked with EDOs for more than a decade


Certified Professionals

More than 1,000 practitioners have gone through our advanced labor market training


Of Employment

Our labor market data covers virtually every worker in the United States

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How We Help

We provide data software and consulting services to help you understand and communicate your economic and workforce strengths, respond to business inquiries, benchmark your region against your peers, and more.

Focus Your Business Attraction, Retention, & Expansion Efforts

  • Our local data and analysis helps you focus and strengthen your business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.
  • Find regions to target for business recruitment
  • Pitch your region’s competitive advantages
  • Monitor the health of your most important industries for stronger business engagement and retention
National business recruitment and retention

Local occupation report

Showcase Your Available & Future Workforce

  • Do a deep dive on any of your region’s occupations
  • See the pipeline of future workers from local educational programs
  • Measure unemployment by occupation or industry sector
  • Analyze the jobs and skills employers are seeking
  • See the companies actively recruiting talent in your region
Local occupation report

Enhance Your Strategic Plan

  • Identify and rank your region’s industry clusters
  • Look at an industry’s historic and projected performance
  • Get a handle on supply chain leakages
  • Quantify the impact of a business arrival or closure
  • See the companies actively recruiting talent in your region
Region industry report

Our Services


Our full suite of labor market data, job posting analytics, and economic analysis—designed for everyone from front-line staff to advanced researchers.

Cluster identification

Success Stories

See how some of the most innovative colleges are partnering with Emsi