Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute July 13, 2023


July 13, 2023


Discover Essential Skills for Community and Economic Development Researchers

Are you interested in becoming a community and economic development researcher? Look no further! On September 13-15, we will be offering a course designed to equip researchers with the knowledge and tools necessary to support state and regional economic development strategies. Join us in Pittsburgh for an engaging, hands-on learning experience where you will explore key data sources, learn research methods, and develop analytical skills that are essential in addressing real-world challenges faced by policymakers and practitioners. You will also have networking opportunities to boost your career.

C2ER is Looking For People to Join Our 2023-2024 C2ER Board Committees

We invite all C2ER members to actively participate and contribute to our committees, enabling you to have a direct impact on shaping and guiding our organization. By joining one of our committees, you can make a difference and help drive our mission forward. To get started, simply choose the committee that aligns with your interests and expertise from the options below. Please note that committee members are required to be current C2ER members and attend four meetings annually, each lasting approximately an hour. For a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with each committee, we encourage you to explore further details provided here. Together, let’s collaborate and make a meaningful difference through your involvement!

Select Your Committee(s) Here.

Sign up by 07/18/2023

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Our Events 

C2ER Monthly Webinar Series

Elevating Equity in Economic Development: An Inclusive Recovery Toolkit Tour

July 20, 2023

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Foundations of Economic Development Research 

September 13 – 15, 2023 

Pittsburgh, PA 

Registration Opens Next Week 

Basic Labor Market Information (LMI) Analyst Training 

November 2 – 3, 2023 

Arlington VA 

Registration Opens Next Week 

eLearning Courses

Foundations of Economic Development Research I: Introduction to Data Sources

Any Place, Any Time

Foundations of Economic Development Research II: Introduction to Regional Analysis Methods

Any Place, Any Time

Basic LMI Analyst eLearning

Any Place, Any Time

Industry Events

National Association of Counties (NACo) 

Annual Conference & Expo 

July 21 – 24, 2023 

Travis County, TX

Census Project Webinar

Virtual Briefing on the ACS Report

July 24, 2023

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

National Conference of State Legislatures – Legislative Summit INDY2023 

August 14 – 16, 2023 

Indianapolis, IN 


Annual Conference 

September 17 – 20, 2023 

Dallas, TX 

University Economic Development Association

Annual Summit – Innovating for a Sustainable Future

October 8 – 10, 2023

Salt Lake City, UT

Manufacturing Institute Workforce Summit

Sourcing Solutions: Skills, People & Processes

October 16 – 18, 2023

Atlanta, GA


Lightcast Connect Conference 2023

October 22 – 25, 2023

Coeur d’Alene, ID

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