Headlight™ Online Data Portals

Headlight™ is Avalanche’s award-winning* software designed to help economic and workforce development organizations stand out against their competition. Headlight software powers websites that automate data management, analysis, and updates from end-to-end. Headlight serves many needs, from enhancing marketing content to informing public policy and workforce development.

* Winner of the C2ER Economic Research Award and the NADO Innovation Award!


Headlight Dashboard provides regional economic and workforce development agencies with a one-stop, interactive, online portal for all economic, workforce, education, and demographic data. Headlight portals are designed to be accessible to the general public, including external marketing audiences such as relocating companies and site selectors.

Des Moines Data Hub


Headlight ROI helps communities promote their cost of doing business to over 200 separate industries. The ROI Selection Tool is an interactive tool embedded in client websites that allows site selectors and expanding companies to estimate the annual cost of doing business in client communities versus over 35,000 cities, counties and metros in the United States. Detailed cost estimates are provided for labor, utilities, taxes, and real estate based on a company’s size, industry, and the geographies selected for analysis.

Indiana Michigan Power

Contact Chris Engle to discuss a customized portal for your workforce or economic development organization.

Headlight provides one of the most important resources a 21st Century metropolitan area needs: relevant, accessible, up-to-date economic and workforce information. We are more competitive on a global scale thanks to this vital data tool.

– Steve Warner, Vice President, Charleston Regional Development Alliance