Months before we launched Business Engage, our new tool that helps cities and regions prioritize, monitor, and support local businesses, we wanted to better understand how economic developers approach business retention and expansion (BRE).
In this webinar, Emsi product manager Sheridan Benard walked through Business Engage, the newest way to build a proactive and data-driven BRE strategy. Sheridan showed how Emsi’s new software solution will help economic developers prioritize, monitor, and support their local businesses. Attendees received practical examples and use cases for applying Business Engage to their BRE processes.
Emsi is excited to introduce Business Engage—an innovative new tool designed to help business retention and expansion (BRE) professionals prioritize expanding or at-risk businesses, monitor their health over time, and support local business growth.
This article revisits our 2008 case study about Newton, Iowa, which lost its largest employer that year. Now, spirits are up, and Jasper County (where Newton is located) has surpassed 2008 job counts and is driving unemployment into the ground.
It’s both exciting and encouraging to watch someone (or something) rise out of a slump and come back stronger. And there’s no better example than you’ll find in Detroit, Michigan: the nation’s underdog upstart.