Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute April 14, 2022



April 14, 2022


Take a Look At Our Summer Workshops:

Intermediate R Training

June 13

9:00 AM 4:30 PM (In-person only)

June 21, 23, 2022

4:30 6:30 PM ET (Online)

Researchers are increasingly needing data science skills. In this skill-building training course, learn intermediate aspects of R, the free modeling program, and how it can enhance your regional and local research methods. This workshop will provide hands-on experience and relevant use cases for analyzing economic and community data.

Leadership in Research Workshop

June 13

9:00 AM 4:30 PM (In-person only)

June 21, 28 & July 12

2:00 PM 4:00 PM ET (Online)

This peer-learning opportunity brings directors and managers of economic and workforce development research together to gain insights about how to more effectively set their research agenda and manage their research team. Through facilitated discussions and scenario-based group exercises, day one will focus on crafting your organizational research mission, balancing administrative work that comes with the territory, building your budget, and effectively communicating with your team.

Pre-conference Free Webinar

Doing Things Differently – Presented by Emsi Burning Glass

How skills data helps us see our community differently, so we can begin doing things differently

Often to do things differently, first we need to see things differently. For communities wanting to make transformative changes in their workforce development system, skills data allows them to see their region differently. In this webinar, we’ll showcase how skills data provides a new perspective on the labor landscape, identifies mobility opportunities for workers, and pinpoints paths for upskilling.


Cara Christopher, SVP Business Development, Community Division, Emsi/Burning Glass

Dustin Lester, VP of Consulting, Community Division, Emsi/Burning Glass

Price: FREE

April 22nd: Deadline Extended! State LMI Awards Program

Time is running out to submit your Annual State LMI Awards nomination. The Institute awards program recognizes state LMI agency activities that serve as exemplary examples of the importance and effectiveness LMI data and staff expertise play in critical policy areas. This year the awards categories include:

  • Best Product or Collaboration for Regional Resilience
  • Best Product or Collaboration Supporting Workforce System or Jobseekers
  • Best State LMI Focus on Equity and Inclusion

Deadline to submit your nomination is April 22, 2022

The LMI Institute also bestows the Benefield Award annually recognizing LMI professionals demonstrating outstanding leadership in advancing the art and science of labor market information. Nominations are welcome from anyone working in the field. Please submit nominations to Institute Staff or board members.

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C2ER & Association of Public Data Users Webinar

Advocate on Data Concerns to the Census Bureau

April 19, 2022

3:00 PM4:00 PM ET

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Intermediate R Training: Data Science for Workforce and Economic Development Research

June 13 In-person

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET

Continues June 21 + 23 Virtually

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

Columbus, OH & Online

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Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Operation & Team

June 13, 2022 In-person

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET

Continues June 21 & 28; July 12 Virtually

2:00 PM – 4:00pm ET

Columbus, OH & Online

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eLearning Courses

Foundations of Economic Development Research I: Introduction to Data Sources

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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Introduction to Labor Market Information

Any Place, Any Time

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Industry Events

National League of Cities

The Next American Migration: What Climate Change Means for the Future of Cities


April 21, 2022

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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National Association of Counties Webinar

U.S. Treasury Webinar on Reporting Guidelines for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

April 21, 2022

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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SSBCI Learning Series

April 29, May 13, June 17, and July 29, 2022

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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Association of Public Data Users & Community Indicators Consortium

Data Symposium

2022 (Virtual)

May 3 – 5, 2022

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CIC Information

Upjohn Institute, Economic Development Quarterly, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

National Economic Conference on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery

May 6, 2022

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