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

Columbus, OH & Online
Training
Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Operation & Team

Latest Updates

Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute June 23, 2022

  June 23, 2022 Announcements Quarter 1, 2022 Cost of Living Index Released Among the 262 urban areas that participated in the first quarter 2022 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan) NY to more than 20 […]

Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute June 9, 2022

  June 9, 2022 Announcements NEXT WEEK!! Agenda Registration News & Reports Headlines Bankrate – Cost of Living Facts and Statistics 2022 Census Bureau – Enhancements to the Census Address Geocoding Tool Now Available Planetizen – What Is Incremental Planning? Route Fifty – The Big Debate Around Statehouses: What to Do With Budget Surpluses White […]

Announcing our Vendor Sessions

  Agenda Register 11 days left! We’re happy to announce the vendor sessions for the C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference & Forum, The Road Ahead: Using Data to Pave the Way being presented June 14, 2022. Register today to learn and connect with leaders in the industry of economic development and workforce research: Turn Data Into […]

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