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.

CheckmarkPinpoint key labor market trends
CheckmarkMarket your community's competitive advantages
CheckmarkDevelop a talent pipeline
CheckmarkAttract new businesses
CheckmarkCompare your region against competitors
CheckmarkHelp local businesses prosper


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Economic Development Orgs Worldwide



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Industry Associations & Foundations



GovTech Partners & Consulting Firms

Solutions for every challenge


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 the labor, economic, and demographic data you need—all in one place.

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Find companies with the most potential to expand to your region with a business intelligence platform that ranks over 9.5 million companies.

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Tell your story with a customizable, no-code dashboard that communicates key workforce, economic, and community indicators. Automate reporting, attract investment, and help jobseekers find opportunity in your community – all while saving valuable time for your staff.

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Career Coach

Give jobseekers the labor market information they need to make smarter 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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Get expert recommendations for your community’s toughest challenges. Our consultants and data scientists provide custom studies and analyses on critical issues including the State of the Workforce, labor market supply-demand gaps, target industries, labor shed, workforce availability, career pathways, and skills transferability.

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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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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.

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