LMI Institute

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.

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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).

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Research Policy Practice

Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development

The monthly Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development examines key issues and concepts in the academic literature of economic development and provides perspective on their applications for the practitioner.

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Training Courses

Training Courses

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.

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Technical Assistance

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.

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Upcoming Events

Monthly Series
Exploring BEA Satellite Accounts

January 9, 2018

2:00-3:00 PM Eastern

Webinar


Foundations of Economic Development Research

March 13-15, 2018

Houston, TX

Training


Basic LMI Analyst Training

April 10-12, 2018

Salt Lake City, UT

Training


Weekly Update

Weekly Update - October 12, 2017

Three Workforce-Based Reasons Why Amazon Should Locate Its Second Headquarters in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area
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Is Washington Bungling the Census?
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Discount Grocers Aldi and Lidl Give U.S. Stores a Run for Their Money
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States Are Making College Free: Here's Why That Won't Ensure Students Are Prepared for the Economy of Tomorrow
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Plus more in the Full Update

Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development