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Five Data Points To Help You Better Tell Your Community's Story

Date: December 7, 2017

Time:  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

Price:  Free

Registration deadline: December 7, 11:00 a.m. ET

Instructions will be emailed on December 6

Questions? Please contact webinar@iedconline.org

Please note: This webinar is sponsored by Emsi.


It's not just Amazon HQ2, Foxconn, and Toyota/Mazda; but every day, prospective businesses and site selectors scope out potential cities and locations, and every day communities seek to present their communities in the best light. This is one of many reasons why it is vitally important to use the right data to tell your story. Doing so increases your chances of successfully marketing and attracting new businesses and retaining and expanding existing ones.

Vince Giovannini, Economic Development Analyst at the Town of Gilbert, Arizona, and Josh Wright, Director of Economic Development at Emsi, will discuss five types of labor market and community data during this webinar. Register now and learn how to showcase the strengths of your community or region and to make a compelling case to businesses.

More specifically, here are three solid points you will walk away understanding:

• How to visualize place-of-residence occupation data to show the talent that lives in your community but might work elsewhere
• How to effectively use educational pipeline data and transferable skills analysis to prove your available talent pool
• The best ways to quickly compare your community or region against others



Vince Giovannini
Economic Development Analyst
Town of Gilbert, Arizona
Gilbert, AZ

Vince Giovannini serves as the Economic Development Analyst for Gilbert, Arizona, where he oversees all economic research and analytics for the organization. As a member of the Gilbert Office of Economic Development, Vince manages and reports economic and financial data for projects pertaining to business attraction, retention and expansion, and redevelopment.

Prior to joining the Gilbert team, Giovannini served as business development analyst for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), where he provided economic data analysis and market research for business attraction purposes.

Giovannini attained a bachelor of science in mathematics (statistics) at Arizona State University and is currently working toward a master of science in strategic analytics at Brandeis University.

Josh Wright
Director of Economic Development
Spokane, WA

Josh Wright is the Director of Economic Development at Emsi where he leads a team focused on providing industry-leading labor analytics, software, and consulting services to EDOs in hundreds of U.S. communities.

Wright previously served as Emsi's Director of Marketing for Economic and Workforce Development and was the head of the labor market data firm's corporate PR team. While in his marketing role, he worked with clients to highlight innovative best practices with data and with editors at USA Today, CityLab, Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets to analyze the latest workforce trends.

He joined Emsi in 2008 after working as a sports and political writer for two Pacific Northwest newspapers.


Instructions and Technology

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-- a supported sound card
-- speakers or headphones
-- a microphone (for speaking during the conference)


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• Broadband Internet connection

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