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

Oct
04-13
Online (Zoom)
Training
Online Training
Basic LMI Analyst Instructor Led Training
Oct
21-22
12:00 am EDT
Training
Business Retention + Growth Conference
Oct
26
2:00 pm EDT
Webinar
Monthly Series
How the Detroit Regional Partnership Transformed a Traditional Industry Cluster Analysis into a Virtual Business Development Engagement Tool

Latest Updates

C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – September 23, 2021

September 23, 2021 In This Issue Feature Call for Presenters and Sessions!  2022 C2ER Annual Conference + LMI Institute Annual Forum Featured Event Business Retention + Growth Conference Data Visualization Entry-level Jobs Experience Requirements Features Call for Presenters and Sessions!  2022 C2ER Annual Conference + LMI Institute Forum We want to hear about your work […]

C2ER Annual Conference + LMI Institute Annual Forum 2022 Call for Sessions

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 is currently planned to be a hybrid event June 13 – 17, 2022. Assuming in-person gatherings are safe, the in-person component will take place in Columbus, Ohio! The theme this […]

C2ER Helps Economic Development Professionals Grow – Melanie Moore

When asked how C2ER has assisted in her professional development, Melanie Moore reflected, “In so many ways- I would not be the researcher I am today without it.” When Melanie began to navigate the economic development industry in 1999 as an Assistant Research Manager, she made the decision to become a C2ER member. Melanie described […]

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