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.
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).
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.
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.
Upcoming Webinars & Events
Intermediate R Programming for Workforce and Economic Development Research
How to Clarify and Communicate Regional Skills Strengths and Gaps
Emerging Trends on Enhanced Wage Records and the Benefit to Businesses
State LMI Agency Funding: Why It’s Important and How You Can Make an Impact
What Works in Workforce? Evaluating the Impact of Workforce Development Programs
C2ER 61st Annual Conference
96 <!– <!– <!– February 25, 2021 <!– <!– In This Issue <!– <!– Features C2ER and LMI Institute Unveil Revamped 2021 Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Awards <!– <!– Featured Event Member-Only Workshop – How to Clarify and Communicate Regional Skills Strengths and Gaps: Presented by Emsi <!– <!– Data Visualization Following the Frontier […]
The C2ER awards program recognizes the contribution of research activities to the success of local, regional, or state community, economic, and workforce development initiatives. Purpose of award: To increase the quality of applied research by identifying meritorious projects and promoting the diffusion of creative ideas through research activities. Eligibility: All C2ER and LMI Institute members […]
C2ER’s Executive Director Ken Poole summarizes the economic development impacts on the 2021 American Rescue Plan: The American Rescue Plan proposed by President Biden and currently being considered in the U.S. House would provide $1.9 trillion in economic relief. While the proposed $1,400 stimulus checks and the national vaccination plan are getting most of the […]