Junior Economist

Founded in 1999, Chmura Economics & Analytics is an applied economic consulting firm specializing in delivering advanced economic analysis. Our core competencies include economic consulting, economic impact studies, custom publications, and our data and software solutions. Our core audiences are economic development, workforce development, site selection, education, and staffing organizations. Chmura has the experience and expertise to transform data into information that drives effective strategy and business solutions. Our premier technology platforms - JobsEQ®, and LaborEQ® - are in widespread use across the United States. Headquartered in Richmond, VA's historic Shockoe Slip and a regional office in Cleveland, Ohio. 

We have an exciting opportunity for an Economist to join our growing consulting team. You will work with an amazing team of economists that create expert, customized analyses that empower our clients to win in their markets. The economist is responsible for analyzing economic data and synthesizing reports that provide solutions for Chmura’s clients. A successful candidate will be detail-oriented, an excellent writer, nimble, able to multitask and work well with colleagues and clients. 

This position will be based out of our historic Richmond, VA office. 


  • Research local, regional, and national economic issues and provide consultation to solve problems. May make recommendations on future strategic initiatives and implementation.
  • Manage projects internally and externally, ensuring deliverables are met in a timely manner to the clients’ specifications.
  • Engage with clients while performing research and analysis and while presenting findings.
  • Support the development and application of economic models and the interpretation of results.
  • Build reports and presentations that efficiently communicate Chmura’s findings in a clear format that is comprehensible by non-economists.
  • Research, refine, and execute economic analysis methodologies based on existing best practices.
  • Identify and evaluate requests for proposals (RFPs); scope, develop, compose, and refine proposals and statements of work (SOW) based on clients’ needs. 
  • Prepare and edit company publications.
  • Collect, organize, and evaluate data relating to economic issues for input in macro/regional models.
  • Research, build, and update presentations to be delivered by Chmura’s Senior and Chief Economists.
  • Deliver presentations based on Chmura’s forecasts and best practice models.
  • Assist senior employees with their research.

Basic Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in economics or other quantitative fields with a strong economics background.
  • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion in a timely manner.
  • Experience in intermediate statistics/applied econometrics or forecasting.
  • Excellent computer proficiency (Microsoft Office Suite with high proficiency in Excel).
  • Foundational knowledge of economics and strong quantitative skills.
  • Knowledge of R, Tableau, Visual Basic, Python, GIS, SQL a plus.

Preferred Requirements: 

  • Economic development experience 
  • Project management experience.
  • Familiarity with labor market data.
  • Experience with applying and communicating economic theory.
  • Two years of work experience.