The Council for Community and Economic Research

Founded in 1961, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is a membership organization that promotes excellence in community and economic research by providing:

  • A large, focused network of industry professionals
  • Training and information gathering provided by top industry experts
  • Advocacy and offering of high-quality data


C2ER has a network of 680+ actively engaged members in the industry of economic research and public policy. C2ER works to grow this network by hosting C2ER's Annual Conference, and offering member benefits such as:

  • C2ER Member Contact List
  • Discounts to the Annual Conference
  • C2ER Member Exclusive LinkedIn Group

Industry Experts

Each year hundreds of experts offer their insights into industry trends and advancements. C2ER streamlines this information by:

  • Hosting webinars led by industry experts
  • Offering training classes led by industry experts
  • Issuing a weekly newsletter with articles, reports, and data visualizations

High-Quality Data

C2ER has economic researchers working year-round, providing high quality data that helps informs individuals, businesses, and government agencies of all sizes with critical information that contributes to economic growth in different ways.

C2ER's data products:

  • Cost of Living Index
    • Quarterly Issues
    • Cost of Living Calculator
  • State Expenditures Database
  • State Incentives Database
  • Economic Diversity Index.