C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – June 17


June 17, 2021

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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 


Get Involved in the 2021 National BR|E Benchmarking Summer Challenge! 

It is clear from the buzz on the street that the economy is on the mend. Existing companies will lead the way. Let’s find out what’s on their minds. If you are working in the economic development profession and are talking to companies, join us in our Summer Challenge! Talk to 20 company executives, gather some data on their needs, share it (confidentially) with your colleagues. Let’s benchmark what has changed since the pandemic’s onset and what we need to do go get back on track.

CREC and Blane Canada have joined forces to leverage Synchronist as a free tool to help us get benchmark data that we’ll share with you.

Find out more today about the Summer Challenge starting July 6!

Thank you to everyone who joined the Annual Conference! 

Last week the C2ER and LMI Institute network had a blast at the C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Forum. We heard from a variety of speakers for the afternoon keynotes, learned from peers in interactive roundtables, and enjoyed having virtual coffees together. Check out the posts below to read specific summaries from two keynote panels.

Economic Outlook with Dr. William Spriggs 

Federal Partners Panel: An Update from Agency Leaders 

C2ER/LMI Events

Featured Event

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team


DEADLINE – June 21, 2021

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

2:30 PM – 4:30 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


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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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Bureau of Labor Statistics – As the COVID-19 Pandemic Affects the Nation, Hires and Turnover Reach Record Highs in 2020  

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Consumer Prices Increase 5.0 Percent for the Year Ended May 2021  

CityLab – The Human Faces of Data  

US Department of Labor – DOL Awards $89m in Youthbuild Grants to Support Education, Occupational Skills Development  

Health & Human Services – HHS Awards $125 Million in Workforce Grants for Community-Based Efforts to Bolster COVID-19 Vaccinations in Underserved Communities  

MarketWatch – This Industry Saw a 112% Rise in Job Openings Since the Pandemic – and It’s Not Leisure and Hospitality  

New York Times – A Second Life for North Carolina’s Shuttered Factories  

NPR – Millions Could Face Eviction With Federal Moratorium Ending And A Logjam In Aid  

Route Fifty – How Governments Can Help Elevate the Local Workforce Post-Pandemic  

Smart Incentives – Incentive Evaluations Lead to Statutory Changes  

The White House – Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force to Address Short-Term Supply Chain Discontinuities  



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Other Upcoming Industry Events

WorkforceGPS Webinar 

Assessing and Developing the Soft Skills of Today’s Workforce 

June 22, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

National Summit on Equality of Opportunity

June 23, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:30 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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Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives 

#ACCE21: Chamber Innovation Summit 

July 19 – 21, 2021

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