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Economic Development

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your community.

Build your economy with data you can trust.

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Turn your passion into a plan

You’re hyper-focused on industry and business growth. Emsi data will help you uncover your community’s competitive strengths and pressing needs to make that growth happen.

Pinpoint key labor market trends
Attract new businesses
Market your community's competitive advantages
Compare your region against competitors
Develop a talent pipeline
Help local businesses prosper

Become the expert

Knowledgeable - You've got the data and you know how to turn it into action.

Productive - You get more done, faster.

Confident - You can defend your decisions and garner community support.

Transparent - Your community trusts you and understands your strategies.

Respected - Your best practices set you apart; you're leading by example.

Trusted By

300+ organizations


60% of states

Ranked by C2ER

#1 information resource

“Emsi has built up a reputation in the economic development community for having high quality, updated, and easy to access data.”

Cameron Goodman, Executive Director

Development Council of Richmond, Texas

Solutions for every challenge


See what sets your community apart. Developer helps you quickly and efficiently understand your local economy, identify industry strengths, and analyze your workforce. It’s all the labor, economic, and demographic data you need. In one place.

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Powered by Emsi Burning Glass’s library of over 30,000 skills and matching algorithms anchored in AI, SkillFit personalizes a jobseeker’s path—all based on skills. Jobseekers receive a match score for local openings, can determine their area of interest, and connect with training to close skill gaps.

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Get expert analyses and recommendations for your community’s toughest economic development challenges. Our consultants and data scientists provide custom studies and analyses for target industries, skills clustering and transferability, labor market gaps, workforce availability, career pathways, economic impact analyses, economic development strategic planning, and more.

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Career Coach

Powered by Emsi Burning Glass’s core LMI, Career Coach improves program completion and job placement by giving jobseekers a realistic path. With Career Coach, you can assess a jobseeker's interests, explore local training and education programs, build their resume, and match them with jobs at businesses in your region.

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Get direct access to the same robust datasets powering our software solutions. With the Emsi API, you have the freedom to create custom data displays and applications for your organization.

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Why Emsi Data

Emsi brings together three unique datasets to give you decision-ready information.

Traditional labor market information

18 billion data points curated from dozens of government data sources, giving you actionable insight on your industries, occupations, and workforce.

Job postings

Hundreds of millions of online job postings from local employers to show real-time workforce demand.

Professional profiles

Over 100 million online resumes and professional profiles to highlight the available supply of workers.

“Incredible time saver and high-quality data. Without Emsi, our output would be less than half of what we do now.”

Pat Curry, Economic Development Analyst

University of Missouri Extension

Why work with Emsi?

We understand that your industry changes lives. We believe in your mission and that’s why we want to help! We love training our clients to take full advantage of our data and work alongside them to create lifelong solutions. Together, we can use data to create economic prosperity and better, happier lives.

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