2023 Conference Call for Proposals

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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 an in-person event June 12 – 15, 2023 in Detroit, MI. The theme this year is Creative Solutions for Transformational Change. Below is information on […]

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The Future of Work Keynote

It is undeniable that work, and the needs of work are changing. The middle class has been in decline as manufacturing jobs were offshored. And, as more and more people are working remotely, they are leaving major metropolitan areas for new places to live. For these reasons, the Future of Work keynote address by Dr. […]

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Welcome To the Conference: Equitable Growth for the Future

“Economic development is more than just trying to encourage growth; it’s about making a positive change throughout the community using data, so everybody wins.” Equitable growth for the future was the main idea highlighted in the Welcome Keynote address to kick off the C2ER/LMI Institute’s 62nd annual conference in Columbus, Ohio on June 14. The […]

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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 […]

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C2ER Helps Economic Development Professionals Grow – Drew Conrad

In 2004, Drew Conrad from the Institute for Decision Making at the University of Northern Iowa attended his first C2ER Annual Conference. His research manager and former C2ER Board member, Cindy Angel, encouraged their team to attend the annual conference and professional development training courses, as the University has been long-time members of—and advocates for—C2ER. […]

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COVID-19 & The Labor Market: Equitable Recovery Through Human Infrastructure

Dr. Angela Jackson opened C2ER’s panel entitled Gender, Race, and Ethnicity: The impact of COVID-19 on the Labor Market Recession and Recovery. Dr. Jackson has led New Profit’s Future of Work Initiative, a movement seeking to close the career-readiness gap for Americans from low-income backgrounds. She recently launched a $6 million Future of Work Grand […]

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Federal Partners Panel: An Update from Agency Leaders

Dr. Mary Bohman, Acting Director and Deputy Director of the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Dr. William Beach, Commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Dr. Ron Jarmin, Acting Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, gathered at the 61st Annual C2ER Conference and LMI Institute Forum’s Federal Partners Panel event to discuss […]

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