I know there are more artists in my community than are reported in the data. Doesn’t that fact skew the Index results?

I know there are more artists in my community than are reported in the data. Doesn’t that fact skew the Index results?

The counts of artists and others holding creative industry jobs in a community are not census-type numbers. Rather, the employment numbers in the CVI are estimates built on a sample survey technique. Artist employment is difficult to capture because artists are frequently not employed full time in their professions as artists and thus often do not show up on surveys of full-time employees. Artists sometimes appear as part-time employees in non-art professions—jobs in which they actually participate but with which they do not necessarily identify as a profession. In spite of these limitations, the CVI compensates for the possible underreporting … Continued
My community has a low CVI number, yet this is one of the most creative places I have ever lived. How can that be?

My community has a low CVI number, yet this is one of the most creative places I have ever lived. How can that be?

The CVI measures the creative vitality of the arts dimension of an economy. It does not measure the level of overall creativity in a community. Jobs in the arts, sales of arts-related goods; and ticketed participation in cultural activities are examples of the measures used to determine a community’s creative vitality in the CVI.
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
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
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
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
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
Release Notes 2019.1 – 06/10/19

Release Notes 2019.1 – 06/10/19

Data Update 2019.1 – 6/10/19 Data Updates: 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 2019.1 2019.1 2019.1 2019.1 May 2016 2017 – 2011-2017 2011-2017 2011-2017 2011-2017 2011-2015 2011-2017 2011-2017 Notes: NA
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
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
What is the difference between occupational jobs and industry jobs?

What is the difference between occupational jobs and industry jobs?

Occupational jobs only contain creative jobs within the designated occupational category. However jobs in CVSuite that are listed alongside industry data include creative jobs as well as types of non-creative jobs in an industry. Non-creative jobs could include finance officers, maintenance, and executive positions.
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 2015.2 – 11/19/2015

Release Notes 2015.2 – 11/19/2015

New Features: New 2014 data year. We have added 2014 data for all data types: Industry, Occupation, Grant, Nonprofit, and CVI Index. Change your data version to 2015.2 to see the new 2014 data year. 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) CVI methodology updated with electronic stores sales (2011-2014) 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 2015.2 2015.2 … Continued
Release Notes 2014.4 – 04/14/2015

Release Notes 2014.4 – 04/14/2015

New Features: Ability to toggle between data versions! This feature is helpful for users who are in the middle of reporting and need access to the previous version to complete a report. Transitioned to new NAICS code definitions Data Updates: All occupation data updated with new version (2011-2013) All industry data updated with new version (2011-2013) All grant data updated with new version (2011-2013) CVI methodology updated with electronic stores sales (2011-2013) Only 29.2% of NAICS 443142 electronic stores is designated as creative Some NAICS codes were removed and new NAICS were added as part of the NAICS transition Current Data Versions Name Source … Continued
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