C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – May 6

May 6, 2021

In This Issue


31 Days Till The C2ER/LMI Institute Virtual Annual Conference

Featured Event

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team

Data Visualization

Interactive Data Viz: Following the Science: A Look at the Global Research Effort to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic


31 Days Till The C2ER/LMI Institute Virtual Annual Conference




Tuesday: Economic Outlook Keynote

Thursday: Workforce Keynote

Kelly Schulz


Maryland Dept. of Commerce

Dr. William Spriggs

Professor, Howard University

AFL-CIO Chief Economist

Dr. Angela Jackson

Managing Partner

New Profit

Plus exhibitors on hand to help you get informed of the newest data information:

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau van Dijk

Census Bureau


Data Axel

Dun & Bradstreet


Geographic Solutions

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

C2ER/LMI Events

Featured Event

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team

June 22 & 29; July 20 & 27; August 10 & 24, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

This workshop brings directors and managers of economic and workforce development research together. Through facilitated discussions, scenario-based group exercises, and open peer-to-peer exchanges, participants will hone their skills in strategic planning, team management and development, and budgeting. The course will impart innovative strategies and tools for diffusing challenging situations, expanding research networks, and attracting new resources, and communicating effectively with internal and external customers.

Live Training Classes

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team

June 22 & 29; July 20 & 27; August 10 & 24, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

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Live Events

Pre-Conference Forum:

What Works in Workforce? Evaluating the Impact of Workforce Development Programs

May 18, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

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LMI Institute & C2ER Members – FREE

Non-members – $50

LED Webinar Series

The Spatial Structure of U.S. Metropolitan Employment: New Insights from LODES Data

May 19, 2021

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM ET

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eLearning Courses

Basic LMI Analyst eLearning


Anytime, Any place

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Foundations of Economic Development Research: Introduction to Data Sources eLearning


Any Place, Any time

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Foundations of Economic Development Research II: Introduction to Regional Analysis Methods


Any Place, Any time

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Data Visualization

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American Association of Community Colleges – Enrollment Continues Its Decline

Bloomberg CityLab – Can ‘Open Streets’ Outlast the Pandemic?

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Compensation in Private Industry and State and Local Government, 3-Month Percent Change (Interactive)

Census Bureau – New Tool Tracks Vaccination and Vaccine Hesitancy Rates Across Geographies, Population Groups

Federal Times – Teleworking Feds Were Far Happier With Their Jobs in 2020

National Skills Coalition – Skilled America Ep. 5: The Digital (Learning) Divide (Listen)

Pew Charitable Trusts – How States Can Avoid Costly Pitfalls While Rebuilding Their Economies

Route Fifty – Analysis: US Rent Debt Totals Nearly $20B Due to COVID-19

Route Fifty – Local Governments Expect to Embrace Some – But Not All – Technology Post-Pandemic, Survey Finds

Smart Incentives – State Small Business Programs Can Support an Equitable Recovery


24/7 Wall St. – This City Will Pay You $20,000 to Move There

American Association of Community Colleges – Leveraging Work Experiences for College Credit

Department of Labor – Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Registration and Equal Employment Opportunity in Apprenticeship Programs (Calls for Comment)

Emerging Tech Brew – Your Guide to Autonomous Vehicles

Health Payer Intelligence – How to Overcome Challenges in Gathering Racial, Ethnicity Data

Pew Research Center – 6 Facts About America’s STEM Workforce and Those Training for It

Slate – Could Your Empty Office Turn Into Apartments?

St. Louis On the Economy Blog – Labor Market Engagement and the Pandemic’s Impact on American Workers

The FRED Blog – A New Measure of Economic Health

The Hill – Federal Work-Study Needs to Grow Up

ThomasNet – Automaker Invests $4 Million in High School Manufacturing Education Program


Apartment List – National Rent Report

Brookings – A Better Path Forward for Criminal Justice

Census Bureau – Annual Capital Expenditures Survey: 2019

Centerstate: Corporation for Economic Opportunity – 2020-2021 Centerstate CEO Annual Report: Commit

Emsi – The Demographic Drought

Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization – Initial Report to the President on Empowering Workers Through Revitalizing Energy Communities

National Association of Counties – Counties Support Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Opportunities for Residents

National League of Cities – How Boise and Cleveland are Developing Tree Canopies

SSTI – Addressing Capital Access in 2021

University of Tennessee Knoxville – Tennessee Population Tops 6.9 Million in First 2020 Census Result

Urban Institute – Rethinking Economics in the Black Lives Matter Era


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Other Upcoming Industry Events

Bureau of Labor Statistics Webinar

BLS New Economic Data

May 7, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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Census Bureau

Innovation at Census: Experimental Data Products

May 12, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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2021 CIC Impact Summit

Call for Sessions

Deadline June 18, 2021

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Data Foundation

Data Symposium 2021: Exploring Emerging Data Capabilities in Government

May 19, 2021

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

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CWA’s Annual Spring Workforce Conference

Workcon 2021: An Equitable Recovery

May 25 – 28, 2021

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Policy Summit 2021: Pathways to Economic Resilience in Our Communities

June 23 – 25, 2021

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