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
Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team
Aug
10-19
Online (Zoom)
Training
Online Training
Data Visualization with Tableau
Aug
13
Online
Webinar
Monthly Series
Using Data to Prepare the Regional Workforce for a Post-COVID Economy

Latest Updates

State Incentive Program Trends: Broadband Expansion

To ensure equitable access to broadband internet and spur economic development in underserved communities, many states offer incentive programs to for-profit businesses, local governments, and/or non-profit organizations to expand broadband internet access throughout the state. The incentives can take a variety of forms. Some states offer specific tax credits relating to broadband infrastructure development, like […]

C2ER 2020 – 2021 Accomplishments

C2ER 2020 – 2021 Accomplishments During the past 12 months, the Council for Community and Economic Research, YOUR professional membership organization, has been hard at work increasing the visibility of economic, workforce, and community research by advocating for higher quality data, promoting more focused public and private investments in local data, and continuing to strengthen […]

C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – June 17

June 17, 2021 In This Issue Feature Get Involved in the 2021 National BR|E Benchmarking Summer Challenge! Featured Event Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team Data Visualization USA Facts – How Marijuana Laws Differ Between States  Features Get Involved in the 2021 National BR|E Benchmarking Summer Challenge!  It is clear from […]

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