Unveiling Our Conference Plenary Panels

Unveiling Our Plenary Panels

47 Days Till The Conference



The COVD-19 Dashboard:

An Example of Collaboration in Charlotte

State and regional collaboratives across the US have since worked together to find alternative indicators to keep up with the fast pace and ever-evolving conditions since the pandemic. The Charlotte Regional Research Collaborative created The COVID-19 Dashboard to inform regional stakeholders about how the Charlotte region has been impacted by the economic crisis, and to target resources for economic recovery efforts. 


Anthony Burton, Charlotte Regional Business Alliance

Heath Dillard, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority

Kevin Loux, Charlotte Works



Update: Tracking the Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

It goes without saying that businesses across the country are feeling an unprecedented impact due to the coronavirus pandemic. Join this live keynote panel to hear an update from economic development experts, industry associations, and the Census Bureau on how they are measuring the impact and reaching out to businesses across the US.


Eric Canada, CEO, Blane Canada, Ltd.

Hudson Riehle, Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge Group, National Restaurant Association

Sarah Lee, Director of Advanced Manufacturing, Washington State Department of Commerce



Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market Recession and Recovery

Although all communities have been deeply impacted by the pandemic, the impact on women, minorities, and other vulnerable workers has been more drastic. As national and state organizations work to identify and implement economic recovery plans, researchers in the LMI community are in a position to provide useful documentation of the disparities in the labor market recession and recovery. What data can researchers use to document these disparities in both job loss and reemployment?


Dr. Angela Jackson, Managing Partner, New Profit

Dr. Till von Wachter, Director, Professor, California Policy Lab, University of California Los Angeles

Oriane Casale, Interim Director, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Labor Market Information Office



Federal Partners Panel

Hear directly from our nation’s statistical agency leaders about current agency and administration priorities. This is a great opportunity for conference attendees and researchers to share their data needs and learn more about the challenges of collecting data in this environment.


Dr. Mary Bohman, Acting Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Dr. Ron Jarmin, Acting Director, U.S. Census Bureau

Dr. William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Thank you to our exhibitors and sponsors

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis
  • Bureau van Dijk
  • Census Bureau
  • Chmura
  • data-axel
  • Dun & Bradstreet
  • Emsi
  • Geographic Solutions
  • The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research