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

Online
Training
Online Training
Intermediate R Programming for Workforce and Economic Development Research
Mar
10
Online
Training
Member-Only Workshop
How to Clarify and Communicate Regional Skills Strengths and Gaps
Mar
23
2:00 pm EDT
Webinar
Monthly Series
Emerging Trends on Enhanced Wage Records and the Benefit to Businesses
Apr
28
2:00 pm EDT
Webinar
Monthly Series
State LMI Agency Funding: Why It’s Important and How You Can Make an Impact
Jun
07-11
Online
Annual Conference
Virtual Conference
C2ER 61st Annual Conference

Latest Updates

Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Awards 2021

The C2ER awards program recognizes the contribution of research activities to the success of local, regional, or state community, economic, and workforce development initiatives. Purpose of award: To increase the quality of applied research by identifying meritorious projects and promoting the diffusion of creative ideas through research activities. Eligibility: All C2ER and LMI Institute members […]

Economic Development Items to Watch in the American Rescue Plan

C2ER’s Executive Director Ken Poole summarizes the economic development impacts on the 2021 American Rescue Plan: The American Rescue Plan proposed by President Biden and currently being considered in the U.S. House would provide $1.9 trillion in economic relief.  While the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks and the national vaccination plan are getting most of the […]

Weekly Update – February 11, 2021

  February 11, 2021 In This Issue Features Credential Engine Releases Largest Most Comprehensive Count of Secondary and Postsecondary Credentials in US Featured Event C2ER/LMI Institute Member-Only Workshop: Analyzing COVID-19’s Economic Impact on Your Region: Presented by Chmura Data Visualization Ranked: The Countries with the Most Linguistic Diversity Feature Credential Engine Releases Largest Most Comprehensive […]

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