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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Jim Risch, senior member and former chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, announced the selection of Emsi Burning Glass in Moscow as the Idaho Small Business of the Month for July 2021. Emsi Burning Glass will be recognized for its contribution to the Moscow community in the Congressional Record of the U.S. Senate.

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 pair founded Emsi, a labor market analytics company specializing in providing labor market data, analytics, and consulting services for higher education institutions, private enterprises, and workforce development agencies. One of Emsi’s initial goals was to provide at least 50 high-paying jobs to the Moscow community. It has since surpassed that goal and employs nearly 300 people. 

Since its founding, the company has achieved great success. In addition to its customers in the United States, Emsi has been able to secure contracts with clients from Canada and the United Kingdom.

This success and international presence has not gone unnoticed. In June of 2021, Emsi announced a merger with Burning Glass, a labor market analytics firm located in Boston, to form Emsi Burning Glass. The merger will allow the company to continue its growth in Moscow while expanding its presence in the global marketplace.

“Emsi Burning Glass serves as an example of what it means to make a global impact while remaining part of the Idaho small business community,” said Risch. “Their commitment to helping local businesses grow and thrive is second to none.”

“Congratulations to all of the employees of Emsi Burning Glass on being selected as the Idaho Small Business of the Month for July 2021,” Risch continued. “You make our great state proud, and I look forward to your continued growth and success.”

Background: Idaho is consistently ranked one of the best places in the country to do business. Each month, Senator Risch selects an Idaho small business that exemplifies the Idaho values of hard work, entrepreneurial spirit, and exceptional commitment to community.

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