2017 C2ER Accomplishments

During the past 12 months, the Council for Community and Economic Research, YOUR professional membership organization, has been hard at work increasing the visibility of economic, workforce, and community research by advocating for higher quality data, promoting more focused public and private investments in local data, and continuing to strengthen C2ER products and services.  We […]

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LMI Institute 2016 Accomplishments

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  Current LMI Institute Membership  The LMI Institute’s membership is comprised of state LMI agencies and other professionals in LMI and related fields. Currently, 34 states and U.S. Territories are active members of the LMI Institute. The LMI Institute also has a growing number of affiliate members, representing workforce development professionals, community colleges, and independent […]

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C2ER 2016 Accomplishments

During the past 12 months, the Council for Community and Economic Research, YOUR professional membership organization, has been hard at work increasing the visibility of economic, workforce, and community research by advocating for higher quality data, promoting more focused public and private investments in local data, and continuing to strengthen C2ER products and services.  We […]

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The Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Wants to Hear from You!

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The Commission on Evidence-Based Policy wants to hear from you. The Commission is soliciting input from stakeholders on issues relevant to the Commission’s charge, established in Public Law 114-140. We are interested in hearing about data access issues, barriers to research, issues related to the capacity of states to engage in data and evidence building […]

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C2ER 2016 – 2017 Board Announcement

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Deidre Myers Begins Term as Chair of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Arlington VA – Deidre Myers, Principal of the Myers Group, LLC, was elected chair of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) for a term beginning July 2016 through June 2017. Myers is the co-owner and principal of The Myers […]

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Puerto Rico Featured in Quarter 1, 2016 Cost of Living Index

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is happy to announce the release of the Quarter 1, 2016 Cost of Living Index (COLI) publication. This is the first publication to feature San Juan, Puerto Rico in the official publication. 2016 marks the second year San Juan has participated in COLI’s data collection process. Grocery […]

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BLS Letter of Support

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Friends of Labor Statistics asks that Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) users directly contact your Senators and Representatives to help prevent BLS from having to cut its statistical programs. The link below provides a template for organizations and individuals to use and revise to specific concerns and circumstances. BLS Appropriations Template

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FY 2016 Proposed State ED Budget Cuts

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As data from the proposed FY2016 State Budgets are released, C2ER has been updating the C2ER State Economic Development Program Expenditures Database.  The proposed budgets provide information on eliminated programs and decreased funding for economic development financing, with many affecting small business development related programs.

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LMI Institute and CREC Host Data-Sharing Workshop

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The Labor Market Information Institute, in collaboration with The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, led the Sharing State Employment Records for Policy Analysis, Research, and Evaluation: A Workshop on Principles and Practice at the Pew Charitable Trusts on Friday, November 14th.  The workshop supports research the LMI Institute and […]

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