This article revisits our 2008 case study about Newton, Iowa, which lost its largest employer that year. Now, spirits are up, and Jasper County (where Newton is located) has surpassed 2008 job counts and is driving unemployment into the ground.
Of all the clarion calls issued in the name of economic prosperity, the need for better collaboration between higher education, workforce development, economic development, and businesses has been one of the most urgent. And it’s a call that WIN has answered.
Professionals in workforce development, economic development, and higher education are fighting to make their communities well suited for advanced manufacturing industries. But the definition of advanced manufacturing is often vague and difficult to define at the industry level. What exactly is it?
Through the words of four economic development professionals, “Economic Developers: Prospering Communities” is a 2½-minute video tribute to the work of economic developers throughout the country.
The fifth annual EMSI conference took place September 21-23 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Here are some of our favorite sound bites from speakers and attendees as we discussed “Know Your Workforce: The Intersection of Talent and Careers.”
The stunning Coeur d’Alene Resort in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, will be able to attract more and larger events thanks, in part, to an economic impact analysis conducted by EMSI.
This week, Livability published Top 100 Places to Live, its third annual ranking of the most livable small- to medium-sized cities in the US.
“Our mission is to create a comprehensive and cohesive workforce development system in Southeast Michigan that provides employers with the talent they need for success.”
Recent job growth has inspired The Right Place Inc. (an economic development organization in Grant Rapids, Michigan) to promote an understanding of local engineering demand. In fact, the Right Place Inc. recently used EMSI data to conduct an analysis of regional engineering employment, published last weekend in a local business journal
On July 1, the Smithsonian opened an exhibit featuring medical innovations in Minnesota’s famous Medical Alley, a region encompassing Minneapolis-St. Paul and 40 miles south to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and home to hundreds of healthcare organizations and medical device companies.