Economic Development


Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies

If you are an economic development professional and would like to gain the competitive edge and a valuable credential, here is a fantastic new opportunity. Last fall, the NYU School of Professional Studies launched the Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities. The Initiative offers a certificate program built to provide economic development professionals with […]


New Report Examines Mid-Skill Petrochemical, Industrial Construction Shortages in Houston

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In the prosperous Houston economy, a blend of industries is driving new job opportunities for middle-skill workers. But, as EMSI helped identify in a recent report with JPMorgan Chase, two sectors stand above the rest: petrochemical manufacturing and commercial and industrial construction.


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 closures.


The Metros Gaining (and Losing) the Largest Share of Post-Recession Jobs

In a new analysis with CareerBuilder, we used shift share — a standard economic analysis method in Analyst, EMSI’s labor market research tool — to tease out the number of new jobs from 2010 to 2013 in each of the 50 most populous metros that can be traced to regional factors as opposed to national trends.