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Video: How to Identify and Prioritize Your Industry Clusters Using EMSI Developer

July 13, 2015 by Emsi Burning Glass

As economic development professionals, you’re focused on improving your local economy and providing more opportunities to the people in your region. And, even though much of that progress is dependent on a solid understanding of your regional industry clusters, let’s be frank: You’re busy, and you may not have a professional researcher on staff.

So how can you gain a foundational understanding of your local industry clusters in a way that is quick, easy, and precise?

We’ve created a video that walks you step-by-step through an example of how to use EMSI Developer (our new software service designed specifically for economic development professionals) to find and prioritize your industry clusters in just a few clicks.


Here are some questions that are answered in the video:

  • How can you tip your cluster analysis in favor of what is most important to your region, such as high earnings,  job growth, or regional competitiveness?
  • How are industry clusters ranked in Developer, and what do the scores mean?
  • How can you identify what industries are included in a broad industry cluster?
  • How can you find opportunities to strengthen existing clusters?
  • How can you learn more about your industry clusters, such as where to find businesses to recruit and how to conduct a regional comparison?

For more information on how economic development professionals can benefit from using labor market data, read our e-book.

EMSI Developer is the latest in the line of data software provided by EMSI. Designed specifically for economic developers, it offers tools for strategic planning, recruitment, workforce analytics, and a regional dashboard—along with national data at the county and ZIP code levels. For more information, click here. Or, to schedule a demo, please contact us.

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