Virginia Named Top State for Business 2019

Virginia has been chosen as America’s Top State for Business this year by CNBC. Chris Chmura, CEO and Chief Economist here at Chmura Economics & Analytics, was interviewed about the decision. The following video features excerpts from that interview.

JobsEQ®: New Feature Round-up

Finding labor and demographic data from outside the United States to complement domestic sources can pose several challenges, especially when working on projects that have an international scope and tight deadlines. JobsEQ’s new International Data module mitigates these challenges by providing a single interface to search, discover, and download international data.

Economic Impact: Is the U.S. economy slowing down - are we heading toward a recession?

Next month will mark the longest U.S. economic expansion on record. But growing signs of a slowing economy — and potentially a recession — have some businesses concerned about the future. Increased uncertainty is never a good thing for businesses. If they don’t know the future demand for their products or services, then they hold off on plans to hire people or purchase more equipment. Several recession indicators bear watching.

Certified Arborist

Credentials are designed for professionals with all levels of education. Some can be earned by those with a high school diploma, and occasionally not even a diploma is needed. Others, however, require the applicant to first earn a college degree. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) offers such a credential—Certified Arborist.