The Council for Community and Economic Research

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Monthly Series
Using Labor Market Data for Program Evaluation
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 2:00:00 PM to  3:00:00 PM Eastern

Using Labor Market Information data, such as administrative and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data, this study evaluates the benefits of training programs in DC from 2009 to 2015. Using multivariate models such as logistic regressions and treatment effects, this study will show the impact of trainings provided to the Department of Employment Services (DOES) participants compared to those who did not take any trainings in terms of employment, consecutives quarter employment and quarterly wages. Based on the findings, this study suggests some policy implications in order to enhance trainings programs in the District.

Saikou Diallo, Chief Economist, Department of Employment Services/Bureau of Labor Market Research and Performance

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Monthly Series
Strengthening Communities Through Grants and Incentives
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 2:00:00 PM to  3:00:00 PM Eastern

The webinar will provide a brief primer on grants and incentives and discuss the role collaboration plays in finding and accessing grants to support community development. The presenter will also touch on how needs assessments and program design play a key role in both economic development and the grant acquisition process. The webinar will conclude with some case study examples of community strengthening, grant funded initiatives and a question and answer session.

Micki Vandeloo, GPC, President, Lakeview Consulting, Inc.

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Monthly Series
The Disaster Mitigation Economy: Evolution or Erosion of Entry and
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 2:00:00 PM to  3:00:00 PM Eastern
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LED Series
Hurricane Preparedness with OnTheMap for Emergency Management
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 1:30:00 PM to  2:30:00 PM Eastern

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership in collaboration with the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) welcomes Earlene Dowell and Jody Hoon-Starr. Earlene and Jody will highlight useful functions of the OnTheMap for Emergency Management data tool. OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool, developed by the U.S. Census Bureau, which provides an intuitive web-based interface for viewing the potential effects of disasters on the U.S. workforce and population. Users can easily retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.

Earlene Dowell, Program Analyst, Center for Economic Studies’ Longitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Program, U.S. Census Bureau
Jody Hoon-Starr, Geographer, LEHD Program, U.S. Census Bureau

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