Economic Development


NYU Research Captures New York City’s Key Occupations and Post-Recession Creative Economy

New York City The Great Reset

Richard Florida and a team of researchers at the NYU School of Professional Studies recently published a new report that uses EMSI data and other sources to trace NYC’s industrial and occupational clusters, changing real estate patterns, and evolving class structure. This rich analysis was also featured in Florida’s CityLab article.


The Tech Talent Pipeline in Austin and Other Major Markets

In a new tech talent study for the Austin Technology Council, Brian Kelsey of Civic Analytics showed that Austin compares favorably with the likes of Raleigh and San Francisco on job growth, but when it comes to degrees awarded in core tech programs—and wages in core tech occupations—the Central Texas metro lags behind other major […]


The Greatest Generator of New Jobs and How Employment Data Can Help

Business Expansion

It’s important for economic development professionals to alleviate business challenges that impede growth and profitability—and to continue to show even longstanding businesses where local workforce strengths can contribute to ongoing success. This article will analyze labor market data for the plastics product manufacturing industry in the Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, metropolitan area.


Skilled Labor Tops Site Selector Priorities: Five Data Points That Communicate Workforce Strengths

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For economic development professionals, the stakes are high when demonstrating workforce availability. In fact, according to the 2014 Area Development survey of company executives, the availability of skilled labor has rapidly become the No. 1 factor in site decisions (labor costs are No. 3).