Economic Development


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.


K-State’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute Brings Innovation to Rural Kansas

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Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) helps Kansas businesses and communities innovate and grow — businesses and communities that are often in rural parts of the state. Because of this, AMI realized it needed to step back to help its clients understand their regional economies. This is why EMSI’s unsuppressed county-level data was a “no-brainer” for AMI.


Workforce, Workforce, Workforce: How TIP Strategies Visualizes EMSI Employment Data

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This is a guest post from Karen Beard of TIP Strategies, an Austin, Texas-based economic development consulting firm. TIP has used EMSI data since 2007 for workforce- and economic-related components of projects. This piece walks through examples of the neat ways TIP visualizes EMSI employment data to answer key workforce-related questions.


Bringing Data Sources Together Helps Georgia Power Bring Business To Georgia

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It may seem unusual for a utility corporation to also be a leading player in the economic development world. But for almost a century there’s been nothing run-of-the-mill about Georgia Power. GP has developed a groundbreaking suite of data tools that combine a wide range of sources — including EMSI — to provide them with the trustworthy evidence they need.


The States Leading the Way in Net New Business Establishments Since the Recession

Texas created 22% of the nation’s net business establishments from 2009 to 2012 (more than 29,000). New York created 16% of all net establishments (nearly 21,000) and Illinois created 14% (18,000-plus). That’s more than half of all net establishments since the end of the recession in three states. But the picture changes when we look at per-capita gains.