2017 NAICS Code Changes

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), used to classify businesses for statistical economic data, is typically updated every five years to reflect the changing economy. There were relatively few changes for the set of new codes just released for use with 2017 data. However, there certainly were some interesting as well as notable changes.

Labor Day—Time for Leisure!

Labor Day is approaching, signaling the end of summer is near. In the United States, Labor Day—a federal holiday which celebrates and honors the accomplishments of American workers past and present—is the first Monday in September. For most Americans, Labor Day means a day off from work and a three-day weekend. Just what do Americans do for fun when they aren’t working?

Winning the Next Prospect With Labor Data

How do you make big decisions? If you’re involved in a site selection, you know that reliable labor data are critical to the process. Chmura has been helping communities for twenty years and we’ve seen fantastic results! For insights into why we do what we do, please view the attached brief video!

Chmura Welcomes Laura Leigh Savage

Chmura is pleased to welcome Laura Leigh Savage as Director of Operations and Economic Development Specialist. Laura Leigh has worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) since 2004 in project management and business development roles for business attraction as well as business retention and expansion. In January 2015, she was recognized as one of North America’s top 50 economic developers by Consultant Connect. Prior to working with the VEDP, Laura Leigh spent 20 years in banking and commercial real estate financing followed by experience in a marketing consultant firm.

Announcing JobsEQ 3.1

We are pleased to announce the release of JobsEQ 3.1! This is a very exciting release, bringing thorough and detailed labor data to our users’ fingertips. Here are the major components of today’s release: