Visit this site to get up-to-the date information and reports on our local economy, labor force, projected areas for job growth, and links to many other websites with valuable economic and labor statistics.
To inquire about the local labor market, employment trends or the characteristics of the region’s population, Send an e-mail to Larry Martin or call him at (413) 755-1361. You can also use our online form to contact us.
Pioneer Valley Business Growth Study for 2013 has been released!
The Economic and Public Policy Research (EPPR) group at the UMass Donahue Institute was engaged to conduct research in support of the efforts of seven organizations to grow the Western Massachusetts/Pioneer Valley economy by supporting the needs of growth oriented companies. In this study, the sponsors intended to identify not just high growth companies but companies growing at all levels, including those that have a slower sustained growth over time and those that may be slow growing or not currently growing but have potential for growth. The research, including an analysis of data about Pioneer Valley businesses and conducting a survey of these businesses, sought to improve the understanding of the business needs and success factors of sustained growth-oriented companies within the region. The research focused on small to medium-sized businesses in the region with 5 to 500 employees.
Community Economic Development HotReports
For the first time, the newly released Community Economic Development (CED) HotReport provides community and business leaders speedy access to information tailored to economic development decision-making. The CED HotReport is a free, easy to use portal to instantly obtain detailed information for local and regional areas on a wide variety of topics from a multitude of sources.
This HotReport gives communities a multi-faceted view of conditions using charts, maps, tables, and dynamic text. Topics include the economy, transportation, housing, schools, and much more. The top industries and occupations as well as wages for an area workforce can be retrieved in a click or two.
To help communities and businesses plan for economic expansions and contractions using the best available information, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and the U.S. Census Bureau collaboratively designed the CED HotReport.
In the tradition of integrating disparate data to create new and useful products begun by the Census Bureau’s Data Integration Division, the CED HotReport searches a vast online network of public databases and knits together a series of interactive Web pages that incorporate calculations, maps, charts, text, and tables on demand. The data are extracted each time from the source without the user having to download or store it.
To go to the inteactive website for HAMPDEN COUNTY now, click here!