Economic Development

Tell your story. Transform your community.

Build your economy with data you can trust.
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Turn your passion into a plan

You’re hyper-focused on industry and business growth. Lightcast data will help you uncover your community’s competitive strengths and pressing needs to make that growth happen.

Pinpoint key labor market trends
Market your community's competitive advantages
Develop a talent pipeline
Attract new businesses
Compare your region against competitors
Help local businesses prosper
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Solutions for every challenge

Developer

See what sets your community apart. Developer helps you quickly and efficiently understand your local economy, identify industry strengths, and analyze your workforce. It’s all the labor, economic, and demographic data you need. In one place.

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Advanced Analytics

Need to dig deeper? That’s why we deliver custom studies on industry clusters, labor market gaps, workforce availability, career pathways, input-output modeling, and more.

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Business Engage

Retaining and growing local businesses is the foundation of your work. With Business Engage you can prioritize growing and at-risk businesses, understand companies' talent needs, and bring science to your BRE process.

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Career Coach

Give jobseekers the labor market information they need to make smart career decisions. With Career Coach, they can develop their resumes, discover training and education programs, and find great jobs at local businesses.

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APIs

Get direct access to the same robust datasets powering our software solutions. With the Lightcast API, you have the freedom to create custom data displays and applications for your organization.

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Our Data is the Foundation of Everything we do

Why work with Lightcast?

We understand the complexities of economic development and the difficult work you do with limited resources, multiple stakeholders, and competitive pressure. That’s why we’re part of your team. We will train you to take full advantage of our data and partner with you to create powerful solutions.