Layoff aversion, early intervention, rapid response, job fairs, on-the-job training, apprenticeship programs, job placement, employer assistance programs, WARN notice responsiveness, grants & microloan programs and workshare programs: The most innovative and successful workforce development professionals recognize that focused, purposeful and intelligent employer engagement and collaboration is as essential to workforce development as employee skills development, education and placement support for jobseekers.
EconoVue™ is a robust data-driven, web-based Software-as-a-Service platform for strategic and informed business engagement. Providing a window into the Dun & Bradstreet® database and labor-market resources, EconoVue™ blends data visualization, interactive mapping, dynamic filtering, and location-based analysis tools to deliver new insights and market intelligence to workforce development.
EconoVue™ lets workforce development professionals see through both eyes – providing broad, deep and rich data, analysis and insights on both components of the workforce: Employer health and employment dynamics. Our singularly unique lens into employer data helps Workforce Development Boards early-identify employers who are high risk for closure or potential layoff. Early identification enables early intervention, assistance and support from employer-focused resources.
EconoVue™ delivers insights into employer health and risk, industry and geo-segmented employment and business trends, and analysis dashboards that blend multiple data dimensions to identify: Who is healthy, growing and hiring? What industries or key employers are at risk? Who are the specific employers to target for early intervention, or for public-private partnering opportunities for skills training and worker development?
Workforce development boards are being challenged (by market necessity and by WIOA) to deliver measurable impact and workforce program innovation into their communities. EconoVue’s data, insights and analysis platform unlocks a perspective on the employer universe that enables a data-driven approach policy, strategy, outreach and engagement for better programmatic success.
Business Attraction. Business Retention. Business Expansion. Whether you’re in the smallest small town or the largest big state, economic development falls under those three priorities. Today’s economic development organizations demand and are dependent on having quality business data at their fingertips, including predictive business and industry health data to get a jump on who is rising, who is falling, and what the trends of business mobility and growth will be over the horizon.
EconoVue™ for Economic Development is a robust data-driven, web-based Software-as-a-Service platform for strategic planning, business marketplace analytics, engagement targeting, and deep company-specific research for economic development professionals. Opening a unique window into the Dun & Bradstreet® database for national and local markets, EconoVue™ blends data visualization, interactive mapping, dynamic filtering, and location-based analysis tools to help economic development professionals more effectively research, target and engage the right businesses in (or who should be in) their market.
Business Attraction: Bringing in new employers creates jobs and expands the local revenue base. With more than 17 million active business locations in the U.S., how can economic development teams pick and choose the right prospects for engagement and attraction engagement? The answer is data: EconoVue™ provides research access to our full U.S. business data file. Research and target business attraction prospects by size, industry, financial health, geography to identify, refine and extract a short list of ideal prospect businesses for pursuit. EconoVue’s interface with Dun & Bradstreet allows users to go deeper in their research via a real-time integrated call out to Dun & Bradstreet for a full Dun & Bradstreet Comprehensive Report on individual companies.
Business Retention: Protecting and supporting existing businesses is essential to economic stability and success, and economic development agencies offer existing businesses a variety of support programs such as grants, microloans, education and training programs, networking events and more. EconoVue provides a rich database of deep business information on the existing business community, to help economic developers identify, prioritize and engage with businesses for support, growth, assistance and collaboration opportunities. Providing demographic, industry and contact details, EconoVue™ also offers specialized business health and risk indicators for improved research and refined engagement targeting.
Business Expansion: Providing resources, education and funding opportunities to local enterprises is essential to supporting business expansion and economic growth. Economic development agencies must promote, administer and track performance on a wide array of programs, often targeted to specific segments of their business population. EconoVue™ gives economic development agencies the data and visibility to segment, assess and compare size and health of their business community by size, industry and business health to more effectively prioritize and manage business outreach, engagement and program participation in support programs. Whether assessing eligibility for grants or microloans, business expansion support, or providing data around potential supplier networks, economic development agencies have broad access to data on their business community as a whole, at the individual business level, and, through EconoVue’s partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, the ability to conduct in-depth research on individual businesses for program eligibility and performance impact tracking.
Traditional transportation planning includes business and employment models – updated every five years and looking 30 years ahead hoping to predict who will be working where, and in what industries and concentrations. Those models often include the ingestion of huge, static files of generic business information – usually thin, incomplete, and outdated.
Transportation planners need complete, current and accurate data on businesses, industries, locations and employment, delivered in a dynamic dashboard to support real-time data interrogation, manipulation and change analysis.
EconoVue™ for Transportation gives transportation planners a better Vue into the employer and workforce data in their communities. EconoVue™ for Transportation provides a comprehensive database of detailed, site-specific business data, including address, industry NAICS code, and on-site employment totals. Our interactive dashboards enable data manipulation by specific transportation geo boundaries, including statewide regional planning districts, counties, MPOs, Zip Codes and census tracts.
Our data is updated quarterly, providing transportation planners and analysts a current picture of business and workforce data, but also allowing time-series trend analysis to display changes in volume and location of workforce concentrations over time. Multi-variate manipulation of long-term trending data enables transportation planners to better forecast for future development, while the quarterly update currency enables agencies to assess, adapt and react to acute events with lasting change impact, such as wildfires, hurricanes and pandemic.
“Using EconoVueTM made it easy to identify at-risk companies in our priority sectors. By pairing this struggling company with our Work Share, we were able to reduce the company’s financial stress and help them retain their employees.”
Business Services Manager, Regional Workforce Development Board
“What’s been really helpful is using OverVue™ as a way to answer quick impact and trend questions. I’ve used that to get a quick look at COVID impacts for our sectors.”
Labor Market Research and Data Analyst
“We recognize the importance of EconoVueTM to help translate something abstract like a NAICS code into something actionable like a regional employer list.”
Director, Community College Resource Program
“Business Engagement is a vital workforce lifeline to employers and employees who depend on each other for success. Improving the economic position of businesses – locally and regionally – is a role that sits on the shoulders of Business Engagement teams at all levels and responsibilities. Business Engagement is not a guessing game, it is the art and science of knowing when and how to position yourself and your organization in the center of the employer’s decision-making process.”
Business Liaison Management Analyst, Urban Workforce Development Board
“I field requests from our Economic Development Councils to track changes in business conditions and get an overview of any dramatic changes that stand out in our region, particularly for financial stability of our business community.”
Labor Market Researcher
“Find the struggling businesses in your region – before they find you because of layoffs or a WARN.”
Economic Development Analyst, Workforce Development Board
“Mid-size businesses are the backbone of our region, representing over 25% of local employment. Using EconoVueTM to connect with this underserved group, we increased our outreach efficiency and regional impact, and expanded our reputation as a trustworthy community resource to businesses.”
HHSA Program Coordinator, Workforce Innovation Board
“I use EconoVue™ to connect our workforce development councils with companies who have PPP loans, and to identify companies in distress.”
“OverVue is a really useful EconoVueTM tool to quickly answer local trend questions, make COVID impact assessments and identify any dramatic points of change in our region.”
Senior Labor Market Research and Data Specialist, Workforce Development Council
“To promote the growth of our local economy, I turn to EconoVue™ to identify growing and thriving businesses who might be open to expanding in the near future.”
Research Analyst, State Department of Commerce
“OverVue serves as a dashboard. If I see something going on there, then I’ll investigate further with a research question. It lets me know when a question should be asked.”
Labor Market Data Analyst
“Of all the tools I have encountered over my career, EconoVue™ is actually very intuitive the first time I used it, without training I was able to find exactly what was requested.”
Business Services Director, Regional Workforce Development Board
Better insight drives better decisions. EconoVue™ users rely on complete, timely and accurate information on businesses, employment and industry information. EconoVue™ delivers the best commercially available business information, augmented by additional data, through an agile, intuitive platform designed specifically for its intended users. Simply put: we built a great information and research platform for your specific needs and we loaded it with the best available data for your specific needs. Having more and better data at your fingertips, in an intuitive platform that lets you ask, change and re-ask questions of the data makes you more informed, more focused and more effective in your programmatic efforts.
EconoVue™ provides a data reservoir that is deep and wide. Through our partnership with Dun & Bradstreet, EconoVue™ provides site level information on over 17 million U.S. business locations, including standard identity and demographic information around size, location and operations. EconoVue™ also provides specialty business data including business health and change dynamics data, executive contact details, custom geo-data, jobs, labor and occupation data, and time-series trend data in key dimensions. For a more detailed list of all available data, please contact us directly for more info.
Great question, and we like how you’re thinking! EconoVue™ costs more than a loaf of bread but less than an airplane. EconoVue™ can be licensed according to geo or economic footprint, as tight as a city or local planning region, or as broadly as an entire state. The scope of geo coverage, data and user distribution all influence costs, so we really can’t answer that here. However, that’s a conversation we’d love to have so please contact us directly for more info.
Anyone needing better insight and analytical intelligence around their economy, businesses, industries and employment data benefits from EconoVue™. Our primary users are government agencies whose primary mission involves business engagement: Workforce Development, Economic Development, Transportation Planners and Disaster Planning/Emergency Response agencies. Consultants, non-profits, educational institutions and economic researchers also use the data available in EconoVue™.
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EconoVue™’s uniqueness lies in three interconnected factors: 1. EconoVue™ provides access to a comprehensive multi-source business database available nowhere else. 2. The EconoVue™ platform is “designed with intent”: built for the specific needs of specific users with specific public-sector agency responsibilities. 3. EconoVue™ is agile. Data without utility is just a massive spreadsheet. EconoVue™ brings data utility to users’ fingers instantly, intuitively guiding users’ questions and delivering answers.
EconoVue™ is modular, yet complete: Purposefully designed with multiple focused apps to allow diverse research with variable granularity, EconoVue™ delivers full access to all apps with each subscription – there are no “add-on” components with “add-on” costs. When you’re in EconoVue™, you’re all in.
OverVue™ provides a wide lens: This interactive dashboard enables quick and agile manipulation of major data points (geo, industry, key sectors and business health) to display snapshot analyses based on user criteria, and to then manipulate those variables to track changes over time and make data-driven projections . Dynamic, interconnected, interactive graphs show how local counties or workforce areas connect to the bigger picture within your state.
RegionVue™ ties occupation and jobs data to time-series D&B employer data aggregated by industry sector and geography: Animated bubble charts and graphs let users quickly assess key occupations in emerging sectors, track sector-wide hiring trends and training needs, and evaluate salary and education zone data. Identifying occupations with higher salaries and lower barriers to entry reveals factors, which may affect hiring, workforce location, economic development opportunity and commuter traffic demands.
ProspectVue™ is integrated with both OverVue™ and RegionVue™ and allows users to go deep and specific into their targeted research. ProspectVue™ allows users to dynamically adjust their research criteria using all of EconoVue™’s data variables of core and specialty data, to generate very precisely focused outputs, including predictive indicators of future risk, stability, growth or contraction. Map-based, ProspectVue™ graphically displays location and concentration of businesses and employment based upon users’ live queries. When your use case and data needs demand a very specific targeted business or type, ProspectVue™ can drive down to a single business, and provides live access to expanded research reports from EconoVue™ and Dun & Bradstreet.
LocalVue™ is a visual business mapping analytics tool which spatially displays employer and employment industry trends by multiple geographic boundaries). It dynamically generates current and time-series sector trend reports for any selected region. Data are portrayed in an interactive thematic mapping GUI for visual comparison of business and employment data among regions.
Yes! EconoVue™’s business data are supplemented by labor market resources including: the BLS Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, providing a time series of salary information tied to NAICS, geography and D&B aggregated employment information. CareerOneStop.org provides dynamic information about Training Providers in any location and Indeed.com provides up-to-date job listings for any selected business, occupation and region.
At EconoVue™, data drives our own decisions as well. We conduct regular data quality checks, as well as external research and comparative analyses to ensure we are providing the most complete and accurate data we can. We chose Dun & Bradstreet as our business data partner because of their own high standards of data accuracy, completeness and maintenance. We’re equally selective in our other data sources and feeds, public or private. For a more detailed discussion on data quality, please contact us directly.
EconoVue™ access is provided on annual or multi-year subscription for platform and data use. Individual user access is browser-based via ID and password.
EconoVue™ collects and provides data from multiple sources. Our core database of comprehensive and detailed business site data is refreshed each quarter with an updated feed from Dun & Bradstreet. Additional data components are updated on varying schedules, including weekly, bi-weekly and monthly, to provide an intelligence resource that is dynamic and current, allowing our users to see their economic and business communities as they change.
Right behind the EconoVue™ platform itself, our Customer Education Team delivers outstanding service to users. New Customers receive dedicated onboarding training sessions just for their users and additional follow-up group or 1:1 training is available for new users (or users wanting a refresher). We deliver an ongoing curriculum of regularly scheduled live training and knowledge sessions for users several times each month, augmented with specialized sessions around new product enhancements, new data additions, as well as user-driven best practice and use-case sharing sessions facilitated by our Customer Education Team.
Definitely! EconoVue™ is designed to help users “thin the haystack”: Using our vast array of data options, selectors and filters to query and refine their search efforts to identify a very precisely targeted set of businesses. Each of the apps in EconoVue™ lets users export those outputs into Excel files for further use, analysis or integration with users’ internal datasets.
EconoVue™ does not have any integrated “connectors” to other platforms. However, EconoVue™’s data export feature allows users to extract their refined lists of businesses, and that data can then be imported into other applications such as specialized mapping platforms, modeling applications or CRM systems.
EconoVue™ is provided as a comprehensive platform, with all apps (interactive analysis dashboards, business and industry research apps and jobs & employment data) provided to all users. “Which app” depends on your particular project and data needs of the day. Like changing lenses on a microscope, EconoVue™ users move fluidly across apps based on the breadth or precision of insight needed.
The foundational core of EconoVue™’s business and employment data is the Dun & Bradstreet business database. We augment that business data with labor market resources and specialty data from State & Federal sources such as DOL, ETA, FEMA, SBA, and state workforce agencies, as well as jobs data from CareerOneStop.org and Indeed.com. For a more detailed discussion of the data behind EconoVue™, please contact us directly.
Because of the size and volume of data sources synthesized in EconoVue™, the standard level of business information is robust, including data on demographics, employment and industry, business health or risk indicators, corporate family data, diversity and geo-location info, and more. EconoVue™ also produces a number of standard reports for more detailed and content-specific views on individual businesses, such as our Business Disruption Report, Corporate Linkage Map, and Financial History Graph. EconoVue™ also provides a direct connection to Dun & Bradstreet, so users can extract a live D&B Comprehensive Report on businesses.
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