LMI Institute

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute advances the art and science of LMI development and use through a comprehensive national training program and by fostering communication between analysts and data users across the country. Find out how LMI Institute training, convenings, and access to State Certifications and Licenses data empower your organization’s ability to identify key labor market trends.

LMI Institute

Cost of Living Index

Deciding if that job offer in another city is actually better than what you have now? Managing employee salaries for multiple cities? Need reliable cost of living comparisons? Compare your area with more than 300 urban areas using the quarterly C2ER Cost of Living Index (COLI).

Cost of Living Index

Instructor-Led Training

C2ER is dedicated to improving the analytical skills of community and economic development research professionals. In cooperation with the LMI Institute, C2ER offers a comprehensive training program in economic development and labor market information analysis.

Instructor-Led Training

Technical Assistance

C2ER conducts data-driven research to create regional economic development strategies that build on regions' existing industry and occupational composition. Learn more about how C2ER is helping regions compete throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Technical Assistance

Upcoming Webinars & Events

Jan
26
2:00 pm EST
Webinar
Monthly Series
The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC): Recommendations on Workforce and Labor Market Information
Feb
16-04
Online (Zoom)
Training
Online Training
Intermediate R Programming for Workforce and Economic Development Research
Feb
17
Online
Training
Member-Only Workshop
Analyzing COVID-19’s Economic Impact on Your Region
Jun
07-11
Online
Annual Conference
Virtual Conference
C2ER 61st Annual Conference

Latest Updates

Will the $600 Stimulus Cover Housing Costs?

With the newly released Quarter 4, 2020 Cost of Living Index, C2ER researchers looked at what metro areas have rental and home mortgage payments where the $600 stimulus would cover one month of housing expenses. Geographically these cities are focused in the South and Midwest. Amarillo, TX is the only city in the table below […]

2021 Call for Proposals – The Great Pivot

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute are currently soliciting proposals for the next annual conference and forum, which will be held virtually June 7 – 11, 2021. The theme this year is The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience. Below is information on this year’s conference and details on how to submit […]

Weekly Update – October 8, 2020

October 8, 2020 In This Issue Features C2ER State Incentives Database Workshop Featured Event C2ER/LMI Institute Training: R for Beginners: Data Science for Workforce and Economic Development Research Data Visualization Socio-Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota   Feature Do You Use the C2ER State Incentives Database in Your Work? Then you should check out the upcoming […]

View More