C2ER Quarterly – 2023 Spring Edition 🌷


2023 – Spring Edition

In This Issue:

  • 40 Days Left to Register for the Annual Conference
  • From Learning to Earning: Invest in Yourself – Two Trainings Coming Soon
  • C2ER Releases the Economic Diversity Index Publication
  • And so much more!


40 Days Left to Register for the Annual Conference

We are entering the home stretch for the 2023 C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference! Don’t miss out on the research updates, roundtable discussions, expert keynotes, educational breakout sessions, and of course the networking! With all that and so much more in store for Detroit you can see why this conference is THE professional development event of the year for economic and workforce development researcher!

The room block closes May 18th (or once full – and we are almost sold out!)

We are looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces in Detroit! Be sure to register today.

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.

  • Advantage Capital
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • City of Richardson
  • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
  • Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
  • Greater Irving Chamber of Commerce
  • Greenville Area Development Corporation
  • Intersect Illinois
  • McAllen International Airport
  • MechanicMe
  • Monty Turner
  • Monument Consulting
  • Prince William County Department of Economic Development
  • Quad Cities Chamber
  • The Gilroy Group
  • Transwestern
  • Tulsa Regional Chamber
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • Valid Startup


From Learning to Earning: Invest in Yourself

Online Class: Introduction to Python for Workforce and Economic Developers

May 25, June 1, June 5, and June 8, 2023

3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

Are you ready to dive into the world of big data and unlock its power? Look no further than C2ER’s Introduction to Python course! With this crash course, you’ll learn the most powerful programming language to serve all your big data needs – even if you have no previous programming experience.

Our expert instructors will guide you through everything from data cleaning to organizing and visualizing your data. And the best part? You’ll receive all the code you need to revisit the materials and continue learning even after the class is over.

Tailored to the C2ER and LMI Institute audience, our curriculum features BLS data and easy ways to include economics and labor data in your code. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and unleash the full potential of big data!

Back to Excel: Excel for the Everyday Researcher’s Needs

June 12, 2023

Detroit, MI

Take your data analysis skills to the next level? As a researcher, one of the most crucial abilities you can possess is the ability to efficiently manage and analyze large amounts of data. And lucky for you, we’ve got just the session to help you do it!

Join us for an exciting opportunity to review Excel basics and discover a plethora of built-in Microsoft Excel functions that will revolutionize the way you manipulate data. With these tools at your fingertips, you’ll be able to transform mountains of information into meaningful insights and make groundbreaking discoveries you never thought possible. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive into the world of data analysis and unlock the potential of your research!

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.


2023 C2ER Economic Diversity Index Publication Is Now Available in the Member Area!

The Diversity Index includes data points to help practitioners and policy makers understand and explore key concepts related to economic diversity of all U.S. counties, states, metropolitan, and micropolitan areas. C2ER calculates four types of diversity: Industrial, Functional, Occupational, and Knowledge diversity. To access the publication, please login to the member area.

Research/News From Our Members



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