WASHINGTON – Today, US Senator Jim Risch, senior member and former chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced the selection of Emsi Burning Glass in Moscow as Idaho’s small business of the month for July 2021. Emsi Burning Glass will be recognized for his contribution to the Moscow community in the US Senate Congressional Record.
After years of working as economists, Hank Robison and Kjell Christophersen saw an opportunity to help Idaho businesses reach their full potential. In 2001, the couple founded Emsi, a labor market analysis company specializing in providing labor market data, analysis and advisory services for higher education institutions, private companies and workforce development agencies. One of Emsi’s initial goals was to provide at least 50 well-paying jobs for the Moscow community. It has since exceeded this target and employs nearly 300 people.
Since its inception, the company has been very successful. In addition to its customers in the United States, Emsi has been able to conclude contracts with customers in Canada and the United Kingdom.
This success and international presence have not gone unnoticed. In June 2021, Emsi announced a merger with Burning Glass, a Boston-based labor market analysis company, to form Emsi Burning Glass. The merger will allow the company to continue growing in Moscow while expanding its presence in the global market.
âEmsi Burning Glass is an example of what it means to have a global impact while remaining a member of Idaho’s small business community,â he added. . . . ” said Risch. âTheir commitment to helping local businesses grow and prosper is unparalleled. “
“Congratulations to all Emsi Burning Glass employees on being selected as the Idaho Small Business of the Month for July 2021” Risch continued. âYou are the pride of our great state, and I look forward to your continued growth and success. “
Background: Idaho is consistently rated as one of the best places in the country to do business. Each month, Senator Risch selects a small Idaho business that exemplifies Idaho’s values ââof hard work, entrepreneurship and exceptional commitment to the community.
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