Foundations of Economic Development Research: Introduction to Regional Analysis Methods

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This video-based course, the second of the Foundations of Economic Development Research eLearning program,┬áprovides┬ánovice community and economic development researchers with an introduction to key data sources, tools, and research methods used to support state and regional economic development strategies. Prerequisite: Knowledge: If you have not taken Part 1 of this program, we recommend that course […]

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Fundamentals of Data Science and Visualization

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Course Summary A picture is worth a thousand words. Use data to state your case using easy-to-understand data visualization tools. Give your audience the freedom to adapt your data in new ways in interactive dashboards that answer immediate questions and uncovers new insights. Data visualization tools can help you communicate better both internally and with […]

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Designing and Managing Business Incentive Compliance Efforts

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This workshop provides state agency staff with the skills and insights to implement best practices in incentives monitoring and management. The workshop reviews common operating procedures, identifies critical issues, and explores options and tradeoffs to help staff make intentional choices to protect taxpayer investments in business incentives. Agency staff will be able to review and […]

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Foundations of Economic Development Research: Sample Content

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The module below introduces the course. We have made this content publicly accessible to give you a feel for the course format and instructional style. Click on the “Sample Module” link below to access Module 1 of the eLearning course. If you have any questions about course content, please email Maureen Hannan at mhannan@crec.net.   […]

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Foundations of Economic Development Research: Introduction to Data Sources

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This three-hour, video-based course provides economic developers and researchers with an introduction to key data sources, research methods, and tools to support state and regional economic development strategies. Course exercises demonstrate and reinforce the basic analytical skills needed to address real-world questions that policymakers and practitioners encounter. Course Objectives: Understand the role of data (and […]

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