Economic Development

Defining Advanced Manufacturing at the Industry Level and Pinpointing Its Growing Hubs

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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?

A Look at West Michigan’s Sky-High Engineering Job Growth


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

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.