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.
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.
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.
The data-rich analysis of economic diversity in Appalachia and the rest of the United States was conducted by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, an EMSI client, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Regional Economics Applications Laboratory.
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.