ETI DRILL DOWN
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute has prepared easy- to-use, free downloads of Census data on workers residing in and employed in each U.S. Census tract, along with state-of-the-art purchasing power estimates of consumer expenditures and retail sales leakage/surplus by neighborhood. The drill downs can be used to determine the diversity of the workforce and to further economic development for underserved communities and for underutilized minority populations.
First, identify the census tracts in your neighborhood market area or research project. Choose as many census tracts as you wish within each county. See below for how to find the census tract of addresses in your community.
Then, download free customized reports from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Employment and Training Institute (ETI) for your area:
To aid users in applying the ETI Drill Down Tool Kit to their community, the Employment and Training Institute prepared templates of drill down reports for a local Main Street project, a HUD renewal community, and diversity drill downs of companies and government employers in the Milwaukee metro area.
This report offers examples of mapping jobsites for African Americans and Hispanics compared to whites for the federal, state and local governments; determining numbers of government jobsites meeting availability standards for employment of minorities; reporting on the diversity record of the largest government worksites in a metro area; and developing a methodology for targeting opportunities for increased employment of minorities and affirmative action efforts by governmental unit and worksite.
This report focuses on one of the City of Milwaukee Main Street Projects seeking to revitalize its commercial district by involving residents in planning strategies to retain and expand existing businesses, convert underutilized commercial properties, and use marketing to improve retail sales.
This template describes and maps workers commuting into and out of the HUD renewal community and analyzes the types of jobs and distance traveled to work for four labor markets within the renewal community: Milwaukee's near north side, near southside, the Menomonee Valley, and the Marquette University-Aurora Sinai Medical Center neighborhoods.
You can locate the census tract for a specific address at the U.S. Census Bureau Factfinder Advanced Geography Search page using the GEOGRAPHY "address search" or "map" option.
For maps of census tracts in any community, go to the www.census.gov/geo/www/maps/descriptwindows/outline.htm. Click on "Census Tract Outline Maps 2000." Select your state, then county. Then select the PDF file for your county or select the first PDF file to locate the tracts for your part of the county.
In the past, descriptions of business activity in urban areas have been difficult to assess at a geographic level necessary for planning and implementation purposes. This place-of-work, transportation, and diversity analysis offers a first-time online examination of existing jobs in city neighborhoods from the perspective of underserved communities. The place-of-work data are based on responses to the U.S. Census long-form questionnaire, provided to 1 in 6 households. See the ETI Business and Diversity Methodology Page for a description of the sources of data, definitions of variables used, descriptions of methodology, and rules for rounding cells and totals.
The ETI Purchasing Power Profiles and Urban Markets Retail Sales Leakage/Surplus Drill Downs are based on state-of-the-art methodologies developed by ETI to show the retail potential of urban neighborhoods and to counter false and misleading stereotypes of urban neighborhoods issued by national marketing companies. See the ETI Purchasing Power Methodology Page.
The drill downs were developed by John Pawasarat, director of the Employment and Training institute; Lois Quinn, senior scientist with the Institute; and Frank Stetzer, senior information processing consultant with the UWM Information and Media Technologies. The Employment and Training Institute drill down reports were supported by funding from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee Department of City Development, Milwaukee Economic Development Corporation, Southern University at New Orleans, Helen Bader Foundation, and The Brookings Institution. See also discussion papers prepared by John Pawasarat and Lois Quinn for The Brooking Institution:
Send comments on your use of the ETI Drill Down Tool Kit to firstname.lastname@example.org or John Pawasarat, Employment and Training Institute, School of Continuing Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000, Milwaukee, WI 53203. Phone 414-227-3380.
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