Release Notes 2018.3 – 11/09/2018

Release Notes 2018.3 – 11/09/2018

Data Update 2018.3 – 11/09/2018 New Features: User interface improvements Adjusted navigation for quicker access to data tables Reordered year dropdowns with current years at the top Data Updates: Added the 2017 data year for industry, occupation, and nonprofit data All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2017) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2017) No changes to grant data (2011-2015) No changes to nonprofit data (2011-2016) Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2018.3 2018.3 2018.3 … Continued
Delete a Selected Region

Delete a Selected Region

If you have selected a region by mistake and need to delete it there are 2 ways to accomplish this: Click on the selected region on the map, and this will remove it from the list of selected regions Use the x located on the selected region, this will remove it from the list of selected regions     Delete all selected regions If you need to delete all of the selected regions – use the “clear all” button – which will empty your region container.
Create Region Through Search

Create Region Through Search

1. To change the region, use the “edit” button located in the right-hand corner of the main navigation, this will take you into Region Selection.   2. Use the map/search toggle on the map controls to select “search”   3. To create a new region click the “New Region” button, a dropdown will appear. This dropdown displays the region levels you have available in your account – choose the type of region you’d like to create, let’s select a state level region. This does a few things:  it shows the corresponding regions in the dropdown(state in this case) that you … Continued
Adding regions to account

Adding regions to account

When signing up for the CV™Suite, you select the regions you want to include in your account. If you are interested in expanding or changing the regions you have access to, please contact us directly at 303-629-1166 and we can assist you in adding regions.
Create Region on Map

Create Region on Map

1. To change the region, use the “edit” button located in the right-hand corner of the main navigation, this will take you into Region Selection.   2. To create a new region click the “New Region” button, a drop down menu will appear. This drop down displays the region levels you have available in your account – choose the type of region you’d like to create, let’s select a state level region. This does a few things:  it changes the map to show the corresponding region level you’ve selected (state in this case) and it also create a “New State … Continued
How region selection works

How region selection works

The region selection area of the site allows for creation of user-defined regions that contain one or more geographies. Regions can be selected in two different ways: by directly selecting regions on a map, or by using the search feature, which allows for alphanumeric-specific searches or viewing lists of the regions the user has access to. Keep in mind that the CV™Suite currently does not allow for direct comparison in the tool, data for selected regions will be aggregated together.
Award Amount

Award Amount

The tool displays award amount by actual dollar value.The granting map shows award amounts by specific geographies. The coloring, or choropleth on the map allows for a quick understanding of which geographies have the greatest award amount. The darker the color of a geography the more grant money the area has. The coloring of the geographies on the map is relative to the data displayed on the map, and not absolute value. For example if you are viewing a single county in this example, Dane County, WI, on the map it will appear as the darkest color with the greatest … Continued
Region Levels

Region Levels

The region level dropdown allows for exploration of granting data by different types of geographies. Region selected, is the region you have selected for the rest of the tool. State, county, zip code and MSA are available as well as congressional district. The congressional districts are updated yearly, so when seeing an older data year, please keep in mind the districts are specific to the most current year. You can find more details about this subject on our map tiles page.
Map Controls

Map Controls

There are two different controls that allow customization of the granting map. Once making a selection from the dropdown use the “apply” button to submit the change. Region Level: show granting data by region selected, state, county, MSA or congressional district Year: available years of data (only changes data on the map, not throughout the tool)
Granting map data

Granting map data

What data is on granting map – Granting Map shows your state’s Final Descriptive Reporting data, as submitted to the National Endowment for the Arts. When first visiting the granting map, you will see the region selected displayed on the map – if your region consists of more than one selected region, the map displays all of the regions. There are instances in which all regions in the region selected may not have granting data available. In this case the map will only show the areas in which granting data is available. Scrolling down on the page to the table – you can see the … Continued
Class of Worker

Class of Worker

CV™Suite covers the full spectrum of employment type, from full-time workers, such as those measured by state labor departments, and part-time and self-employed workers. Use the “data settings” function in the CV™Suite to select between these different “classes” of workers. – Overview – Details on each of the 4 types – PDF for download, explaining 4 types of employment   4 Types of employment in CV™Suite 1. Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) This is simply unsuppressed QCEW and will closely resemble what you would get from your state labor market information office. This means that any employment number that QCEW publishes will … Continued
Industry Earnings Data and Sales Data: What is the difference?

Industry Earnings Data and Sales Data: What is the difference?

In August 2015, the CV™Suite began showcasing Industry Earnings data rather than Industry Sales. Although Industry Sales data is still available on the site, Industry Earnings data will provide CV™Suite users with a more comprehensive measure of economic impact in their community. First, it is important to make clear that Industry Sales and Industry Earnings measure two different types of impacts on the creative economy: Industry Sales Sales (also referred to as revenue) is calculated by multiplying the price at which goods or services are sold by the number of units or amount sold. Industry sales is comprised of the amount … Continued
Nonprofit Methodology Change 2015

Nonprofit Methodology Change 2015

04/28/2017   Summary: Recent changes at the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) in 2016 has delayed the release of the I990 Core PC data which is the main source for CVSuite’s nonprofit data. In order to avoid delays in CVSuite’s data update, we investigated other sources for nonprofit revenues data. We researched a new methodology that is equally comparable to the I990 Core PC data that uses the same data source NCCS uses to create the I990 Core PC file. Nonprofit revenues data originates from the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) financial files, a collection of I990 filings from all nonprofit businesses throughout the US. … Continued
How to Use Race and Ethnicity Data

How to Use Race and Ethnicity Data

Watch this brief video that highlights where to find Race and Ethnicity Data in CVSuite. Watch this brief video to understand how to use CVSuite data to compare the inclusiveness of creative occupations/ industries to the general population of a region.
What are invalid Zip Codes?

What are invalid Zip Codes?

What are invalid Zip Codes? ZIP Codes are postal codes used by the US Postal Service (USPS) to deliver mail. Although the majority of ZIP Codes do not change, the USPS can reallocate, add, or remove ZIP Codes to efficiently plan better delivery routes for quicker mail delivery. Periodically throughout the year, the CVSuite will sync our ZIP Codes with the latest ZIP Codes from the USPS and EMSI. Some users may have ZIP Codes as part of their permissions and existing regions that are no longer supported by the USPS. When CVSuite updates our ZIP Code region, we will automatically … Continued
Create a ZIP Code Region

Create a ZIP Code Region

Create a ZIP Code Region ZIP Codes are very small and can be difficult to select on a map. Selecting them via search or multi-select can also be very tedious if you have more than 10. CVSuite offers the ability to create a ZIP Code region by copy and pasting ZIP Codes from a list. Here is how it works. Step-by-step In region selection, add a new ZIP Code region. You can also use this feature to add ZIP Codes to an existing region.   click the “Paste data from spreadsheet” link.   Copy and paste your list of ZIP … Continued
Deleting Saved Regions

Deleting Saved Regions

1. To delete a region use the dropdown to chooses the region you’d like to delete, then click on the x icon that displays when you rollover the region. (Note: you can’t delete the region you have selected, also if you have only one region created in your saved regions- you will be unable to delete it)     2. This brings up a modal window confirming the deletion of the region, confirm and the selected region will be deleted from your account.
Edit Region Name

Edit Region Name

1. By default the system names your region “New Region”. If you’d like to rename your region to fit your research needs, you can change the name of your region. The edit name is located above the current selected region dropdown.   2. Clicking on the link will bring up this window – where you enter the new name for the region, clicking save closes the window and saves the new name of your region.
Search

Search

The Search feature will locate any alphanumeric entry in the table displayed.
Data Updates

Data Updates

CVSuite updates data throughout the year as new data becomes available from our data providers. We retroactively update all data years on the site with more accurate data so that year-over-year trends are comparable. It is important to distinguish the difference between a data version and a data year. Each update corresponds to a data version that allows us to track changes to the data between updates. Our data updates are assigned a data version number (i.e. 2018.3) that corresponds with Emsi’s data versions. A “data year” in the CVSuite refers to the actual year that the data represent. For example, … Continued
Data year vs Fiscal year

Data year vs Fiscal year

In the CV™Suite, it is important to differentiate between “data years,” “calendar years,” and “fiscal years.” A “data year” in the CV™Suite refers to the actual year that the data represent. For example, 2012 occupation figures reflect jobs in 2012. A “calendar” year simply refers to the actual year when data was released. An example of the difference between “data” and “calendar” years would be that nonprofit revenue for data year 2011 was released in the calendar year 2013. The lag between data and calendar years is due to data collection and processing procedures. Finally, “fiscal year” refers to how … Continued
Downloading Report

Downloading Report

To get to the reporting page use the link in the main navigation called “Reporting” It takes the page a moment to load while your data is populating the report. Use the download button and the PDF will open in another window.   Use the download controls in your browser to download your report.
CVI value

CVI value

The Creative Vitality™ Index compares the per capita concentration of creative activity in two regions. Data on creative industries, occupations, and cultural nonprofit revenues are indexed using a population-based calculation. The resulting CVI Value shows a region’s creative vitality compared to another region. The CVI Value in CV™Suite is set by default to show the region selected compared to the US. This default value can be found on the dashboard (see image below), or by clicking on the CVI Value link in the navigation. This will take you to the CVI page where you can see the CVI value and … Continued
Comparing regions with CVI

Comparing regions with CVI

  Step 1 Go to the Dashboard and click CVI Value.   Step 2 On CVI Value page, select “Calculate a new CVI Value.”     Step 3 Step 2 opens a new window that allows you to define the two regions you’d like to compare. There are two ways to choose a region: from an existing “saved region” that you have previously created in region selection or select “new region” to choose a single area* from those that are available to you at your subscription level. First define the region of focus. In this example we are choosing from saved regions. *Note: If … Continued
Sorting Data

Sorting Data

All columns in tables are sortable, by default tables are sorted by the first column. Click on the chosen column head to sort by descending order, and click again to sort by ascending order
Download Spreadsheet

Download Spreadsheet

Clicking on the Excel icon will download a spreadsheet for the data on the tab you are viewing. Depending on the browser, the download will either automatically start (appearing the bottom of the browser) or you will be prompted to choose a location for the download.
Granting Data

Granting Data

Data provider: National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASSA) Website: http://www.nasaa-arts.org/ Updated Quarterly in January, March, June, and September What you need to know (Please read below if you believe your region is missing granting data in the CVSuite) The CV™Suite includes grant data from The National Endowment for the Arts Final Descriptive Report, which shows the number and amount of grants awarded in the United States. Final Descriptive Reporting is a reporting process specific to state art and regional arts organizations, funded by the NEA’s Partnership grant. Because the methods for reporting grants vary from state to state the data can … Continued
About Datasets

About Datasets

All data in the CV™Suite can be found in table format in the data sets section of the site. Data sets is the second tab under Data & Maps.
Map Tiles

Map Tiles

Tile provider: United States Census Bureau Website: https://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/tiger-line.html Version: 113th CD   What you need to know All map tiles are using the 113th Congressional District shapefiles from the Census Bureau. All legal boundaries and names are current as of January 1, 2010, with the exception of the 113th Congressional Districts and the State Legislative Districts, which are current as of January 1, 2013. From our research congressional and legislative districts, may have major redistricting occur every decennial Census (10 years). When viewing data years 2011-2012, be mindful that these data are displayed on a map from 2013. Boundaries and names may have shifted. Please keep this in mind when … Continued
Data Settings

Data Settings

Data Settings allow you to customize the occupational and industry data you would like to see throughout the site. What Data Settings can I Change? The CVSuite allows for the inclusion or exclusion of NAICS and SOC codes and class of worker in the data seen throughout the site. As of April 1, 2015 data versioning can also be changed. Default Data Settings The CVSuite contains 97 industries (by NAICS code) total and by default 72 NAICS codes are selected. The CVSuite contains 85 occupations (by SOC code) total and by default 59 SOC codes are selected. The default for class of worker … Continued
Current Region Selected

Current Region Selected

The current region and year of the data displays in the right-hand corner of the main navigation. For your first visit to the tool, we have preset a region. To change the region, use the “edit” button to enter Region Selection.   The current region is displayed in the dropdown where “Denver Counties – county level” is shown. Below in the section titled “Selected Counties,” it shows that Broomfield, Denver, and Adams counties are the counties making up the user-defined region titled “Denver Counties.”
Data Partners

Data Partners

Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI): Uses 90 public and private up to date data sources Valuable insight on occupational wages, industry trends, employment growth/decline and concentration, and tons more. Creative workforce demographics Occupation data includes full-time and part-time workers, self-employed, and extended proprietors The most in-depth local employment data available   National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS): Learn about the income and number of more than 40 different types of nonprofit cultural organizations Understand the different types of revenue streams that contribute to the nonprofit landscape including overall revenue totals, investment income, special events, contributions, dues, organization revenue, and  gifts. … Continued
Occupation Data (SOC Codes)

Occupation Data (SOC Codes)

Data provider: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) Website: http://www.economicmodeling.com/ Number of Occupations: 85 PDF Codebook: List of all codes in CVSuite What you need to know Data Updates Keep in mind that our data provider, EMSI models occupational data from more than 80 different public and proprietary sources. EMSI updates its occupation data quarterly based on when the data sources EMSI uses in its model are updated. When these updates occur previous data are also adjusted. So what does this mean for you? For example, 2012 jobs numbers from one data update might look different when getting 2012 employment figures from another … Continued
Industry Data (NAICS Codes)

Industry Data (NAICS Codes)

Data provider: Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) Website: http://www.economicmodeling.com/ Number of Industries: 98 Industry jobs updated Quarterly in May and October Industry revenues Updated annually in October PDF Codebook: List of all codes in CVSuite What you need to know Quarterly updates for industry jobs: Keep in mind that our data provider, EMSI models jobs within creative industries from more than 80 different public and proprietary sources. EMSI updates its jobs data quarterly based on when the data sources EMSI uses in its model are updated. When these quarterly updates occur previous data are also adjusted. So what does this mean for … Continued
Nonprofit Data (NTEE)

Nonprofit Data (NTEE)

Data provider: Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) Website: http://nccs.urban.org/ Updated annually in July Types of nonprofit cultural organizations included: 44 PDF Codebook: List of all codes in CVSuite What you need to know How our nonprofit data are collected Nonprofit data in the CV™Suite is provided by our data partner, National Center for Charitable Statistics. Organizations that are required to complete either the IRS Form 990 or Form 990-EZ are captured in these data. Nonprofit data found in CV™Suite from 2012 or before will only include nonprofit organizations generating an income of $25,000 or more annually. Nonprofit data found in CV™Suite … Continued
Release Notes 2017.3 – 11/17/2017

Release Notes 2017.3 – 11/17/2017

Data Update 2017.3 – 11/17/2017 New Features: Added 2016 Year ZIP Code updates with USPS Ability to copy and paste ZIP Code list when creating a region Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2016) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2016) No changes to grant data (2011-2015) Nonprofit data added new year (2016) Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2017.3 2017.3 2017.3 2017.3 May 2016 2016 – 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2016 2011-2015 … Continued
Release Notes 2017.1 – 05/28/2017

Release Notes 2017.1 – 05/28/2017

New Features: Added 2015 Year Two new NAICS codes Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2015) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2015) All grant data updated with recent FDR reporting (2011-2015) Nonprofit data is the same. Current Data Versions: Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2017.1 2017.1 2017.1 2017.1 May 2016 2014 – 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2015 2011-2014 2011-2014   Notes: New NAICS and SOC codes are not retroactively added to past years. … Continued
Release Notes 2016 Update 1 – 6/30/2016

Release Notes 2016 Update 1 – 6/30/2016

New Features: None Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2014) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2014) All grant data updated with new version (2011-2014) Nonprofit data is the same. Current Data Versions Name Source Source Version Available Years Industry Jobs Industry Earnings Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2016.2 2016.2 2016.2 2016.2 May 2016 2014 – 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014 2011-2014  
Release Notes 2014.3

Release Notes 2014.3

Updates: Occupation data updated with new version Industry data updated with new version Grant data updated with new version Added 2013 nonprofit data Added 2013 CVI index   Additional Notes: N/A Industry Jobs – In 2012, the United States Census Bureau updated the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). In the new definitions some industries were combined into new industries which means they will be obsolete when we make the transition to the 2014.4 release. We are unable to report the jobs related to those industries during this transition to the new NAICS definitions.   Current Data Versions Name Source Source Version … Continued
Release Notes 2014.2

Release Notes 2014.2

Current Data Versions Name Source Version Available Years Industry Data Industry Sales Occupation Data Granting Data Nonprofit Data CVI Index EMSI EMSI EMSI NASAA NCCS WESTAF 2014.2 2014.1 2014.2 2014.2 2012 – 2011-2013 2011-2013 2011-2013 2011-2013 2011-2012 2008-2012