LMI Institute

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute advances the art and science of LMI development and use through a comprehensive national training program and by fostering communication between analysts and data users across the country. Find out how LMI Institute training, convenings, and access to State Certifications and Licenses data empower your organization’s ability to identify key labor market trends.

LMI Institute

Cost of Living Index

Deciding if that job offer in another city is actually better than what you have now? Managing employee salaries for multiple cities? Need reliable cost of living comparisons? Compare your area with more than 300 urban areas using the quarterly C2ER Cost of Living Index (COLI).

Cost of Living Index

Instructor-Led Training

C2ER is dedicated to improving the analytical skills of community and economic development research professionals. In cooperation with the LMI Institute, C2ER offers a comprehensive training program in economic development and labor market information analysis.

Instructor-Led Training

Technical Assistance

C2ER conducts data-driven research to create regional economic development strategies that build on regions' existing industry and occupational composition. Learn more about how C2ER is helping regions compete throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Technical Assistance

Upcoming Webinars & Events

Jun
12-15
Detroit, MI
Annual Conference
C2ER 63rd Annual Conference

Latest Updates


Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute January 26, 2023

  January 26, 2023 Announcements 5 Days Left to Lock in Pre-sale Pricing! The Annual Conference Pre-sale ends January 30th. The full conference and training classes will launch on January 31st. Take advantage of the savings by registering today. This year’s event brings familiar sessions like our Economic Outlook and Federal Partners Panel, and brings […]

Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute January 12, 2023

  January 12, 2023 Announcements Hurry! Last Chance to Submit Your Nomination for the 2023 Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Awards! The C2ER awards program recognizes and celebrates the innovative research activities that are making a positive impact on local, regional, and state community, economic, and workforce development initiatives. This is a unique opportunity to […]

What Does a Research Analyst Do? A Day in the Life

  Janice is a research analyst who uses her superpowers of data gathering and analysis to help businesses, organizations, and government agencies make informed decisions. She’s a modern-day detective, scouring the internet for clues and conducting primary research through surveys and focus groups. Janice is the ultimate fact-checker, carefully evaluating the credibility and relevance of […]

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