Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute July 27, 2023



July 27, 2023


Better Data ➡️ Better Communications ➡️ Better Decisions

Do you have access to the most relevant data about your region? Are you getting the right answers from your data? Can you effectively communicate your economic analysis to key stakeholders?

Join us in Pittsburgh, PA from September 13-15 for the Foundations of Economic Development Research training, where you will solve real-world economic development challenges alongside your peers, get the right insights from your data by using advanced techniques such as shift-share and cluster analysis, and learn how to effectively communicate your findings.

Upon completion, you will have the tools, knowledge, and skills necessary to stand out in your region as an economic development leader. Join us.

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Our Events 

LED Webinar

Analyzing Economic Disparities Related to Race & Ethnicity in the Labor Force Using Census Data

August 9, 2023

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 

*NEW* Leadership in Research Workshop: An Interactive Deep Dive Into Modern Day Leadership

November 8 – 9, 2023

Arlington, VA

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 Conference of State Legislatures – Legislative Summit INDY2023 

August 14 – 16, 2023 

Indianapolis, IN 

Manufacturing Momentum Summit: Building the Future Defense Workforce

September 12 – 14, 2023

Arlington, VA


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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