Course Introduction: Overview, Format, and Objectives
Laying a Foundation for Economic Modeling
Methods for Researching the Competitive Strengths of a Region
Workforce and Growth: Using Data to Tell Your Region's Labor Market Story
Mapping Industry Clusters, Analyzing Interdependencies, and Identifying Targets
Tools for Evaluating and Communicating Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Course Welcome and Introduction


This course, Foundations of Economic Development Research: Introduction to Regional Analysis Methods, is Part 2 of C2ER’s training program for novice economic development researchers. While there is no prerequisite for this course, we strongly recommend completing Part 1, which introduces you to essential data sources, first.

In the modules that make up this introductory unit, you’ll receive important context for the course, guidance for getting the most out of this eLearning format, and an overview of the regional analysis methods and skills you can expect to learn from our diverse group of expert researcher-trainers.


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