Data spotlight: Using input-output analysis, economic base, and fiscal impact modeling to determine the best project Last month we considered regional investments that would create jobs (green or otherwise) on the basis of multiplier effects, long-term vs. short-term effects, and the relative cost per job created. To review this article, click here. This month we […]
April, 2009 By: M. Henry Robison, Founder and Senior Economist, EMSI contact information: Rob Sentz (firstname.lastname@example.org) For a PDF version of the paper: IO guidebook Introduction Our nation’s economic woes have led to many ideas for the best way to transform our economy and get it back on track. Many of these ideas are rooted […]
Green Jobs, part 3: A data-driven approach to defining, quantifying, and harnessing the green economy To read Green Pathways (PDF): EMSI green jobs part 3 data spotlight Summary At the local level, the discussion of green jobs should be rooted in data as much as possible. As regions consider major investments in the green economy […]
Introduction The workforce investment system is in the national spotlight with the emergence of two very big issues: the increasing knowledge and skills gap in the nation’s workforce, and mass layoffs as a result of the current economic turmoil. And because these problems are so pervasive, it is important that local groups join with their […]
Green Jobs, part 2 – Assessing Workforce and Economic Impacts, Return on Investment of stimulus projects Last month we took a look at some occupations that would likely be affected by the new administration’s “green policy.” To review last month’s article click here. This month we want to bring in more perspectives like working layoff […]
This document is a short working paper produced jointly by Central Arizona College and EMSI/CCbenefits Inc. It describes data sources and research methods to help colleges determine a region’s labor market needs and adjust programs accordingly. Download the full document here (PDF hosted by Central Arizona College).