C2ER LMI Institute Weekly Update – September 02, 2021


September 02, 2021

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COLI BBQ Index: Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

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Basic LMI Analyst Instructor Led Training

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States Lag in Distributing Rental Assistance While Millions Are Behind on Rent



Supply Chain Disruptions and the Meat Industry

With the Labor Day upon us and summer coming to an end, people are getting ready to fire up their grills this weekend. However, when grill masters go to their local grocer to pick up the BBQ essentials they may be in for sticker shock. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted supply chains in the meat industry, which sent prices soaring. The disruption in supply chains is multi-faceted, as are similar disruptions in other industries. Labor shortages, distortions in supply and demand, and transportation disruptions are just a few areas that have affected meat production.

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C2ER/LMI Events

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Basic LMI Analyst Instructor Led Training

October 4, 6, 12, 13, 2021

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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eLearning Courses

Introduction to Labor Market Information eLearning


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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


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C2ER Events

Association of Public Data Users Training Class: 

Data Visualization Fundamentals in Tableau

October 19 – 29, 2021

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Business Retention + Growth Conference 

October 21 – 22, 2021

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Strong Farm Economy Supports Ag Credit Conditions  

PA Department of Community & Economic Development – Pennsylvania’s Innovation Economy May 2021  

Pew Charitable Trusts – Fiscal 50: State Trends and Analysis (Updated)  


Urban Institute & The Lab @ DC – DC Flexible Rent Subsidy Program: Findings from the Program’s First Year


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Other Upcoming Industry Events

BEA’s Got Your Number: 2020 Foreign Direct Investment Data 

September 8, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

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Leadership Conference Education Fund and Funders Census Initiative Webinar 

Our Community Survey: ACS

September 9, 2021

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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12 District Banks of the Federal Reserve System Webinar 

Racism and the Economy: Focus on Health

September 9, 2021

1:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

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BLS Consumption Symposium: 

Broadening Our Understanding of Household Consumption and Measurement 

September 22 – 23, 2021

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET

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Community Indicators Consortium

2021 Virtual Impact Summit – Community Indicators for Change: Responding, Rebuilding, and Advancing Equity

November 1 – 4, 2021

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November 18 – 20, 2021

Salt Lake City, UT

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