The Seattle Office of Economic Development defined and quantified the city’s creative economy in a report titled “There’s Something About Seattle: 2019 Creative Economy Report.” Read the findings to understand how the city’s creative sector is inspiring action from policymakers, creative advocacy organizations, creative workers, employers, and consumers of creative works.
How do you turn raw data into a compelling narrative that highlights the best your community has to offer? Just ask Jamie Loyd. As vice president for economic development at Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia, Loyd sees himself first and foremost as an advocate for CTC’s service region. “In order to promote economic growth and attract new businesses, our college serves as the primary hub for regional workforce development,” Loyd says.
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.
In a new joint research project from Emsi and the National Retail Federation, we dive into how retail jobs prepare workers for careers in computers and technology. Specifically, we analyze which retail skills transfer to tech jobs and how retail experience helps tech workers get promoted faster.
From its State of the Sector reports to the creation of an employer-driven education program called GNOu, Greater New Orleans, Inc. is a model for how economic development organizations can develop and market their workforce.
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.