Jeff Lynn, vice chancellor of workforce and economic development at the Alabama Community College System, has used data to crush a number of victories for Alabama: 1) Implementing an MSSC program to support Alabama’s manufacturing industry, state-wide; 2) Gaining approval for a new $21M advanced manufacturing training center in Mobile; 3) Winning Alabama’s bid for Mazda-Toyota’s new automobile manufacturing plant; 4) Inspiring board members to create data-driven strategies that prosper their communities.
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.
The acceleration of knowledge, skills, and ability required in the workforce today is confronted with an education system that still has not adapted to the demands of the last change. New thinking is necessary to develop workforce skills at warp speed. Learn more about the trends shaping the future of work and what EDOs can do to help their communities be prepared.