Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute March 23, 2023



March 23, 2023


Upcoming Training!

Introduction to Python for Workforce and Economic Developers 

Learn the most powerful programming language to serve all your big data needs. C2ER’s Introduction to Python course will provide attendees with a crash course from data cleaning, organizing, and visualization. Code will be shared with users after class to make it easy to revisit materials. No programming experience is required. The curriculum will be tailored to the C2ER and LMI Institute audience, featuring BLS data and easy ways to include economics and labor data in your code.

Course Dates:

The training will begin virtually May 25 and June 1 from 3:00 – 5:00PM ET. The course will culminate in person on June 12th with an all day session in Detroit, Michigan.

(Anyone unable to attend in person is still encouraged to sign up and alternative virtual dates will be offered)


Salomon Orellana, Data Scientist, Michigan Center for Data and Analytics, Department of Technology, Management & Budget

Kevin Doyle, Analytics Manager, Michigan Center for Data and Analytics, Department of Technology, Management & Budget

96 Days to the Conference!

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You’re invited to join us in Detroit from June 13th to 15th, 2023 for the C2ER 63rd Annual Conference/LMI Institute Annual Forum – Creative Solutions for Transformational Change.

Don’t miss out on hearing from local and regional researchers on how they’re using data in innovative ways to create unique solutions for their local economy. And guess what? We have lots of fun stuff in store for you too! Take a look at the agenda here

This year’s conference is at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and rooms are filling up fast!

Register today and participate in awesome educational breakout sessions, in-depth discussions on economic and workforce development, and amazing networking opportunities with fellow researchers. It’s going to be a blast!

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Featured Event

C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference

June 13 – 15, 2023

Detroit, MI

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Our Events 

Introduction to Python for Workforce and Economic Developers 

May 25, June 1, and June 12*

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET 

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Back 2 Basics: Excel for the Everyday Researcher’s Needs

June 12, 2023

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET

Detroit, MI

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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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Basic LMI Analyst eLearning

Any Place, Any Time

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Industry Events

Council of Development Finance Agencies

2023 CDFA Federal Policy Conference

April 11 – 12, 2023

Washington, DC

National Skills Coalition

2023 Skills Summit

May 1 – 3, 2023

Washington, DC


2023 Investment Summit

May 1 – 4, 2023

National Harbor, MD

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