Economic Development


Webinar: Why Data Matters to Your City

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You may have heard the exciting news that EMSI is offering an online class, Tools and Techniques for Understanding Urban Economies, through the certificate program at NYU School of Professional Studies. The class begins March 25 and you can register here. Want to learn more? Sign up for our March 12 webinar where Rob Sentz, chief innovation officer at EMSI, will discuss the […]


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.