C2ER Quarterly – 2022 Summer Edition



2022 – Summer Edition

In This Issue:

  • State Incentives Database Program Trends
  • Fall Training Class Schedule
  • C2ER Member Profile: Cindy Brittain, Kansas City Area Development Council


State Incentive Program

General Trends

With the conclusion of the State Business Incentives Database summer update, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) will be publishing a series of blog posts. These blog posts will explore new and topical trends and provide analysis concerning how state incentive programs have changed. This inaugural post focuses on general trends and how programs have shifted over the past year. Of particular interest are the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it continues to shape program type and focus. The analysis of current general trends will be useful to compare to the coming years to see how the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act affect state programs.

The State Business Incentives Database is available as a C2ER membership benefit option. You can learn more about membership options here.

Research From Our Members


Remember the Joy of

Going Back To School?

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

– John F. Kennedy.

C2ER and LMI Institute have launched our fall training classes – two are virtual and one is in-person. Register today and keep your tools sharp!

Online Training:

Power BI Basics

September 27, 29 and October 4, 6, 2022

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

This 4 session in-depth virtual training will take attendees step-by-step through the skills necessary to take data from excel files and turn it into a finished, multi-page report ready to use internally or publish on the web. Attendees will also be guided through the process of creating a sample report.

Online Training:

Data Visualization with Tableau

November 2, 3, 4, 2022

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

Analyzing big data using charts, graphics, and images is becoming more and more necessary for decision-making. This 6-hour course introduces you to the basic features and functions of Tableau Desktop. Attendees will learn how to develop effective and attractive data visualizations as well as dashboards that tell an engaging and informative story.


Basic LMI Analyst Training

November 8 & 9, 2022

Arlington, VA

Through engaging discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain exposure to various workforce, demographic, and economic data sources. They will also apply basic analytical skills to answer real-world questions that policy-makers and practitioners encounter. 

Upcoming Events

2022 Future of Work & PMP Summit

September 20-23, 2022

In-person and Online

Arlington, VA

The future of work is upon us now, with major trends changing workplaces, workforces, and industries. The growing adoption of technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and robotics in the workplace underscores the importance of sound employment projections and having a better understanding of the evolving nature of work. Meanwhile technologies, accelerated by the pandemic, are changing the physical distribution of the workforce, and ushering in hybrid workforce models like remote work. Attend to learn more about the future of work and how to measure the impacts to industries and occupations.

But wait, there’s more! LMI Institute and PMP are partnering with the Association of Public Data Users (APDU) and the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) on content throughout the week. Your registration for the Future of Work will also provide access to the APDU and CIC conferences on the previous days. Your registration does not include Friday, September 23rd PMP Summit. That day is by invitation only. – See below for more information.

Don’t Forget!

Attending any of the the C2ER trainings or eLearning earns you points to apply toward your Certified Economic Research Professional (CERP) status.

Track your progress! Complete the certification checklist to see how many required points and core topics have been met. You can access the certification checklist here.

Foundations of Economic Development Research I:

Introduction to Data Sources

This three-hour self-paced eLearning course prepares novice economic development researchers to successfully guide regional development decisions through high-quality data. Completing this course will lay the groundwork for developing a regional economic profile, performing labor market analysis, conducting competitive market intelligence research, applying Census data to researching local employment, and presenting research findings.

Foundations of Economic Development Research II:

Introduction to Regional Analysis Methods

This three-hour, video-based course, the second of the Foundations of Economic Development Research eLearning program, provides novice economic developers and researchers with a practical introduction to research methods, models, and tools to support state and regional economic development strategies. Course exercises demonstrate and reinforce the basic analytical skills needed to address real-world questions that policymakers and practitioners encounter.


Member Spotlight

New C2ER Members

Since Last Quarter

C2ER would like to thank and welcome our new and renewing members. Membership matters and we look to continue to bring you the tools, data, and training you need to make your job easier and help you develop professionally.

  • Allegro Resource Group
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Austin Peters Group, Inc.
  • CAI Global Group
  • Duke Energy Florida
  • Evergreen Solutions
  • Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance
  • GTB Advisors LLC
  • H&R Block
  • Juneau Economic Development Council
  • Marathon Strategies
  • Norman Economic Development Coalition
  • PRC-Saltillo
  • Red Argyle LLC
  • RReither
  • Witlytic


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