Community Consulting

Expert solutions, custom to your community
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We recognize that no two communities are the same. This means your community has unique challenges that need creative solutions. Our team of consultants and data scientists apply Lightcast’s advanced labor market information and skills data to your community—uncovering the innovative and measurable strategies needed for successful economic and workforce development.

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Workforce and Skills Availability Analysis

Align upskilling and reskilling opportunities for your regional workforce with actionable recommendations on your labor market availability and the skills employers are actively seeking.

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COVID-19 Recovery & Economic Resiliance

Whether pursuing grant funding, developing strategies to support local businesses, or determining the pandemic's economic impact, Emsi produces strategies for recovery and long-term economic resiliency.

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Economic Development Consulting

Better understand your local economy, the industries that drive employment and growth, the occupations that support those industries, and your region's competitive position.

Workforce Development Consulting
Workforce Development Consulting

Assess the gaps in your region's workforce training system and apply data to advance investment in program alignment.

Our Work

Across states, in rural communities and major metros, and everywhere in between, our clients transform the places we call home. We’re honored to support them with data analysis, labor market insights, and strategies to execute their vital work.


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Atlanta MSA regional skills analysis

The Problem: Lack of post-secondary completion and career pathways to high-value jobs for students of color.
 Our Approach: Leveraged Emsi Skills, an advanced clustering model, to determine career pathways in high-growth roles.
 The Outcome: A data- and skill driven foundation for making workforce investment decisions and creating new learning ecosystems. Project included creation of SkillScape, an interactive tool which provides analytics on skills gaps, surpluses, and pathways.

San Antonio aerospace assessment and strategy development

The Problem: In pursuit of aerospace recruitment, particularly the maintenance, repair, and overhaul sector, the region needed to differentiate itself and identify competitive advantages.
 Our Approach: In-depth supply chain analysis, industry assessment, and competitor evaluation. 
 The Outcome: Actionable recommendations to bolster its existing aerospace industry and specific marketing suggestions to attract interest from expanding or relocating firms.

Atlanta The economic value of Capital Workforce Partners

The Problem: Workforce development organizations are under intense scrutiny to demonstrate the value and return they generate for taxpayers. 
 Our Approach: An investment analysis to compare the costs and benefits of using taxpayer dollars to fund Capital Workforce Partners. 
 The Outcome: The study revealed that Capital Workforce Partners creates a positive net impact on the service area and broader Connecticut economies, generating a positive return on investment for taxpayers. This equipped the organization with a powerful tool for advancing their work.

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Let's find the answers

If you’re a community tackling big questions and tough challenges, we want to help. And if you’re a consultant, we’d like to partner with you, providing data and analysis to set your work apart.