Liz Jellema's Blog
Monthly emails will feature related innovation metrics along with news and statistical insights.
The term “innovation” seems to be taking over for “green” as one of the most often cited and seldomly-defined terms in business lingo. Public, private and not-for-profit sectors across states and major cities are dedicating resources not only to define, but measure and benchmark progress in the innovation sector.
As labor market components – both on the supply (resumes) and demand (job postings) side – increasingly migrate to the web, the fact that the data is minable and searchable is extremely valuable in terms of its potential for informing current labor market indicators.
Inspired by CMAP’s application of Purdue Center for Regional Development methodology, I set out to adapt a series of “bubble charts” to communicate the relative position of Chicago’s industry strengths.
Bubble charts are a visually appealing way to combine three sets of data, enabling readers to quickly understand how, in this case, an industry is positioned within the regional economy.