Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute October 19, 2023


October 19, 2023


💡 Leadership in Research Workshop: Success in Economic and Workforce Development Requires Learning Specific Skills 💡

How do you navigate the balance between administrative, teamwork-load, and morale? How do you manage, lead, and inspire a team? How do you effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, create a strategic plan, manage your budget, among numerous other tasks?

This engaging, interactive workshop will help ensure you have the tools to succeed. Register for the joint C2ER/LMII leadership training in Arlington, VA from November 11 – 13.

Blog Feature

COLI Hamburger Index: McDonald’s Quarter Pounder Price Shift

Check out the burger price analysis from C2ER’s Cost of Living Index Quarter 2, 2023 publication. Discover how this seemingly simple fast food item can impact your household expenses, with prices seeing a notable 6% surge from last year.

Regional disparities are unveiled, with tourist hubs like Billings, MT and Bozeman, MT selling Quarter Pounders at higher prices than coastal cities like Sacramento, CA and Boston, MA. Could this be attributed to the pull of popular attractions? For more intriguing insights on consumer trends and participation in COLI data collection, head to

C2ER members can have access to the data as a selected benefit.

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