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.
On March 25, 2014, EMSI will conduct a webinar addressing “Sector Strategies: Why They Are Important and How to Develop One.”
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.
While the miracle-or-myth debate matters, Brian Kelsey writes, looking at Texas through the lens of wealth creation provides a more nuanced picture than strictly looking at new jobs and population growth.
Data put in the proper context and communicated the right way can have a huge impact. That’s what the Portage County Business Council discovered recently when its region (and the state of Wisconsin) found itself poised to lose a growing local company.
Good data can be powerful. Good data packaged well and explained clearly can be even more potent. The MId-American Regional Council proved that with its latest report on manufacturing in Kansas City.
The call center industry has undergone major geographic shifts over the last decade. But the states that have seen the greatest call center declines have the strongest economies in the U.S.
With Analyst, EMSI’s data research tool, Troy University’s Center for International Business and Economic Development spreads integral labor market information to practitioners throughout Alabama more efficiently and with less fuss than it could before.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has unveiled a long-term economic development plan that focuses on wealth-generating, job-producing industries. The foundation for the strategy was an exhaustive data analysis – a months-long process that was simplified using EMSI.
Florida Power & Light announced this week the release of PoweringFlorida.com — an online resource billed as a one-stop shop for site selectors and a free market resource center for local economic development organizations in Florida.