Every day information is being captured, quantified, and used to make better decisions. To ensure the quality of information, the Engagement Center invests in the best tools for projects in our scope of work, as well as for individual clients and contract work.

GRANT DEVELOPMENT

STRATEGIC PLANNING

BUSINESS RECRUITMENT

LABOR MARKET DATA

MARKET DEMAND

ESTABLISHMENT TRENDS

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ERSI BUSINESS ANALYST
  • Demographics
  • Consumer Spending
  • Tapestry Segmentation
  • Market Potential
  • Business Locations and Summary
  • Major Shopping Centers
  • Traffic Counts
  • Retail MarketPlace
  • Crime Indexes
  • Basemaps
EMSI
  • Showcase Your Available & Future Workforce
  • Develop Talent Attraction Strategies
  • Focus Your Business Attraction, Retention, & Expansion Efforts
  • Enhance Your Strategic Plan
STATSAMERICA

Collection of a variety of data tools and reports that obtains data items from hundreds of data sets from dozens of federal and state sources, along with some commercial or private source data. These tools help identify and compare innovation levels, cluster strengths, and employment dynamics in regions across the U.S.

YOUR ECONOMY

An online information tool that allows users to analyze business activity from the community level, to the state level, and across the country. YE tracks the performance of more than 43 million U.S. businesses from 2015 back through 1997, providing detailed information about jobs, sales and establishments.

IMPLAN
IMPLAN

The IMPLAN model is used by more than 500 universities and government agencies to estimate the economic and fiscal impacts of investments and/or changes in industry, forecast tax revenue and employment generation, and conduct economic comparison studies of two or more geographic locations. IMPLAN is an input-output model which describes commodity flows from producers to intermediate and final consumers. Input-output analysis quantifies the multiple economic effects resulting from a change in the final demand for a specific product or service.

ArcGIS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (GIS)

GIS lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.

Please accept this note as my appreciation for the support provided to our project to determine the potential market for a business incubator/accelerator in the region. Doing a “survey” is completely outside of my field of expertise and the Economic and Business Engagement Center filled that gap completely. They took my amateurish first draft, put it into a workable format and then worked through a series of revisions until we have a tool I think will be usable and will provide useful data. I appreciate the support, expertise and willingness to work with an “interested amateur” on this project. I look forward to working with you as we analyze and present the results of the service.

David Grimes

Deputy Director of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission

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