C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – December 2, 2021


December 2, 2021

In This Issue


Video Series: Why Researchers Are Essential to BR|E

Featured Event

Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Synchronist Virtual Event: BR|E Driving Local Growth Acceleration

Data Visualization

Pandemic Recovery: Have North American Downtowns Bounced Back?


Synchronist Video Series:

Why Researchers Are Essential to BR|E

In research secondary data is abundant and often imprecise when viewed from a local perspective. BR|E is essential to economic development because, if well designed, it can deliver invaluable primary data to temper outside facts and tailor strategy to the local reality.

C2ER’s partner tool, Synchronist Suite® guides economic development professionals through BR|E interviews and economic development program management. The tool provides predictive intelligence to anticipate problems and opportunities before they become obvious. Prospect tracking gives a live view of the expansion and attraction pipeline. Married with the expansion potential from BR|E interviews, Synchronist provides a comprehensive view of the community’s growth potential.

Check out the videos below to learn more about Synchronist and best practices approach to BR|E interviews that generate valuable information for documentation and discovery.

BR|E Interview: A Guided Conversation


An Overview of Synchronist Suite


C2ER/LMI Events

Featured Event

Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and Synchronist Virtual Event 

BR|E Driving Local Growth Acceleration 

December 15, 2021

2:00 PM 3:00 PM ET

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Pricing: FREE

eLearning Courses

Introduction to Labor Market Information 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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C2ER Events

Future of Work Series Hosted by PMP & The LMI Institute

The Future of Trucking – Innovative Approaches to Research and Data Analysis

December 9, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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Pricing: FREE

Beginner R Training

Data Science for Workforce and Economic Development Research 

February 8, 10, 15, 22, 24, 2022

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

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Save the Date: C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference and Forum 

The Road Ahead: Using Data to Pave the Way

June 13 17, 2021

Columbus, OH & Online

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Data Visualization


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ADP Research Institute – People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View  

Bureau of Labor Statistics – State Employment and Unemployment: October 2021  

Democracy Funders Census Subgroup & New Venture Fund – Looking to Census 2030: Findings and Recommendations from Census 2020 Partners and Funders  

Economic Policy Institute – Setting Higher Wages for Child Care and Home Health Care Workers Is Long Overdue  

Information Technology and Innovation Foundation – Assessing the State of Digital Skills in the U.S. Economy  

Kaiser Family Foundation – 2021 Employer Health Benefits Survey  

National Governors Association – Achieving Progress Toward Health Equity Using Race And Ethnicity Data  

USDA – Economic Research Service – COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Vary by Metropolitan and Persistent Poverty Status  


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Other Upcoming Industry Events

USDA – Economic Research Service and University of Maryland 

iFARM Workshop Abstract Submissions

Deadline December 6, 2021

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NASWA Summit 

December 6 – 10, 2021

Austin, TX

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Inner City Capital Connections 2021 Annual Conference 

December 7 & 9, 2021

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Smart Growth America 

Equity Summit 

January 11 – 13, 2022

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National Skills Coalition 

Skills Summit

February 15 – 17, 2021

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NAWB Forum 

April 11 – 14, 2022

Washington, DC

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