Company Information

URL: HeadlightData.com

Year Founded: 2011

Location: Austin, TX

Zip Code: 78701

Full-Time Employees: 1-10

Type of Company: Private

Target Markets: Business to Government, Business to Nonprofit

Category: Data/Technology

Sources of Revenue: Government contract, Software licensing, Subscriptions

Areas of social impact: Citizen engagement and participation, Consumer empowerment, Educational opportunity, Good governance

Approximate number of sources of government open data: 11-50 Agencies/Local Governments/Organizations


Headlight is an award-winning online data system that enables local economic and workforce development agencies to produce data-intensive websites on their local economy. Headlight uses open data from federal agencies, or data provided by the local organization. Headlight has two products currently: the Headlight portal and Career Headlight. The Headlight portal aggregates all economic, demographic, workforce, and social time-series data into a single website in customizable dashboards. See here for an example: http://charlestonregionaldata.com A key benefit to clients is that all data is updated automatically when it is released through an automated batch process. Career Headlight is a web app that helps students and adult workers identify career that are in demand in their local community and where to find the education. By matching students to job demand, Career Headlight helps communities ensure that college graduates can find jobs and companies can find the workers they need. A key feature of Career Headlight is the use of statistical modeling to simplify the ONET system and to bring job creation forecasts down to the county level. See Career Headlight in action: http://centralinacareerheadlight.com (login and password are “demo”).

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