Lightcast Acquires eIMPACT

Published on Jan 10, 2024

Written by Lightcast Press Office

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Software Firm Makes Data Accessible with Simple Yet Powerful Dashboards

(Moscow, ID) - Jan. 9, 2024 - Lightcast announced today that it has acquired eIMPACT, a leading provider of data visualization dashboards that allow economic development organizations and workforce agencies to inform stakeholders, secure funding, and drive economic prosperity in their communities. 

Founded in 2016, eIMPACT provides cities, counties, chambers of commerce, workforce boards, and other organizations with customizable, public-facing dashboards that communicate vital labor, economic, and community indicators. The firm hosts, maintains, and updates these no-code, embeddable dashboards so their clients can focus on telling an impactful story with the data inside them, data that includes Lightcast’s industry-leading labor market analytics. 

“Regional decision makers are hungrier than ever for data that is contextualized, current, and, most importantly, actionable. Visualizing data in a compelling, easy-to-consume way is a key part of making it actionable—which is why we are so pleased to add eIMPACT to our product suite,” said Josh Wright, Executive Vice President of Growth at Lightcast.

With eIMPACT, an organization can launch a web dashboard in less than three weeks, much less time and expense than a custom web design. The platform also allows for Lightcast labor market data to be combined with other sources for a comprehensive—and customizable—look at a specific region or sector.

“We created eIMPACT to make data approachable to a wide-ranging audience through simple, yet powerful, data visualization dashboards. Joining forces with Lightcast, the global leader in labor market data that drives better decisions, is a natural next step on our journey. With Lightcast data already integrated into the eIMPACT platform, we can hit the ground running together.” said Erik Larson, eIMPACT’s co-founder and CEO.

“Combined with our acquisition of Gazelle in 2023 and our other industry-leading products and services, Lightcast is the comprehensive, go-to solution for economic development and workforce organizations across the globe that are working to make their communities stronger. We now provide everything from raw jobs data to custom web visualizations and portals that help solve very challenging talent development and acquisition challenges that companies and regions are facing,” Wright said.

For more on eIMPACT, visit the Lightcast website.


Lightcast provides trusted global labor market data, analytics, and expert guidance that empowers communities, corporations, and learning providers to make informed decisions and navigate the increasingly complex world of work. With a database of more than one billion job postings and career profiles, our team provides best-in-class customer service with robust data, clear analysis, and expert guidance on skills, jobs, and opportunities. 

Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, and Moscow, Idaho, Lightcast is active in more than 30 countries and has offices in the United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, and India. The company is backed by global private equity leader KKR. For more, visit

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