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Economic Development, 
JobsEQ, 
Analysis

Can JobsEQ Get To Our Little Town Level?

Can cities and towns, especially smaller ones, get accurate labor market information? If you work for a town or city, you know the frustration. Finding labor data for a county or metropolitan area is...
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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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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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Economic Development, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Identifying Peer Regions with Evansville Regional Business Committee

  The Problem   The Evansville Regional Business Committee (ERBC) is a coalition of business partners with an ambitious goal: make Southwest Indiana the talent and economic region of choice in the...
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Economic Development, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Not a Study to Put on the Shelf: Chmura’s Labor Market Analysis for Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce

The Problem The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce in Alabama serves as the lead economic development engine for the City of Mobile and Mobile County. But in order for Mobile to continue to develop, a...
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Economic Development, 
JobsEQ, 
Case Study, 
Consulting

Chmura Helps the Greater Richmond Partnership Bring Jobs to Richmond

  The Problem   The Greater Richmond Partnership (GRP) is the lead regional economic development organization for the City of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico in...
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Economic Development, 
Site Selection, 
Covid-19, 
Economic Impact

Working More From Home Has Impacts for Economic Development, Site Selection, and Urban Planning

This article was published in the Richmond Times Dispatch on July 8, 2020.     Working from home was already becoming more common, but the COVID-19 crisis forced many employers to quickly alter...
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Economic Development, 
Case Study

How Hendricks County Uses JobsEQ to Create a Targeted Economic Development Plan

Does your county have a plan for economic development?   Hendricks County does.   Hendricks County has become widely recognized as one of Indiana’s strongest economic and logistics engines. Located...
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Economic Development, 
Workforce, 
Covid-19

COVID-19: Most Vulnerable Regions Experiencing the Largest Decline in Online Job Ads

Recently, Chmura released the COVID-19 Economic Vulnerability Index, a measurement of the negative impact the COVID-19 pandemic may have on employment in a region. The Vulnerability Index is based on...
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