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Economic Development, 
Site Selection

Top 3 Locations for Wind Farms in the USA

President-elect Biden has promised to invest $400 billion over ten years in clean energy and innovation.[1] That means there may soon be extensive funding available for renewable energy firms looking...
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Covid-19, 
Economic Impact, 
Forecasting

Economic Impact: Will the Rebound in Leisure and Hospitality Jobs Continue?

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on December 12, 2020. The spread of the coronavirus has hurt almost all businesses. Of the 12 major sectors that the Bureau of Labor...
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Economic Impact, 
Case Study

Economic Impact of American Evolution 2019 Commemoration Events

  The Problem   In 2013, the Virginia General Assembly established the American Evolution 2019 Commemoration to mark the 400th anniversary of several landmark events in Virginia’s history, including:...
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Covid-19, 
Forecasting

COVID-19 Update: As Cases Spike, the Recovery in Job Postings Stalls

The spike in COVID-19 cases is expected to lead to slower employment growth in the nation based on the drop in job postings recorded in Chmura’s Real Time Intelligence (RTI). Since the end of the...
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Workforce, 
Education

How to Find a Job For a Veteran: 10 Questions You Need to Ask

  As of October 2020, 5.9% of American veterans were unemployed.[1] Even though that’s lower than the civilian unemployment rate (6.8%), that still means that 483,000 veterans were unemployed in...
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Economic Development, 
Forecasting, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Creating an Economic Forecast for the City of Bristol

The Problem  The City of Bristol rests on the border of Virginia and Tennessee, just miles away from Bristol, TN and Kingsport, TN. Although the City of Bristol is small, its elected officials are...
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Covid-19, 
Trends

Pre- and Post-COVID: Trends from Online Job Ads

How has the labor market shifted in the post-COVID world, that is, since the appearance of COVID?[1] Which occupations have been impacted? Which skillsets and certifications have seen increases or...
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Economic Impact, 
Economy, 
Trends

Economic Impact: Economic Trends Point Toward Sprouts of Growth

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on November 9, 2020. Real gross domestic product grew by a historically large 33.1% annualized rate in the third quarter after contracting at...
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Data, 
JobsEQ

5 Things JobsEQ Has That Government Sources Don’t Have

Don’t get us wrong. We love government data, with shout-outs to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the U.S. Census Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Those sources produce...
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