COLI Q1 2014 Data Released

C2ER released the Cost of Living Index (COLI) first quarter 2014 report in late May. Among the 288 urban areas that participated in the First Quarter 2014 Cost of Living Index, the after-tax cost for a professional/managerial standard of living ranged from more than twice the national average in New York (Manhattan), NY to almost […]

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State Economic Development Expenditures: FY2015 Update

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The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) recently updated its State Economic Development Program Expenditures Database as part of a continuous effort to track investments in economic development across all fifty states. The database now includes all Governor Recommended Budgets for fiscal year 2015.

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Thompson discusses ACS: mandatory vs voluntary

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John Thompson, Census Bureau Director discussed the American Community Survey at the 54th Annual Conference of the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER).

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C2ER, Harvard present cluster mapping training

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Sarah Jane Maxted from the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project discusses an upcoming training class, Cluster Mapping for Economic Development.

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Legislative Update: WIA reauth, Census, and more

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A round-up of this week’s legislative news in economic, workforce, and education-related data.

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Friends of BLS releases first member list

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Friends of BLS releases first member list
APDU, in partnership with a number of other organizations, has launched the Friends of BLS group to support the mission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and educate the public and decision-makers on the agency’s work. The group has 30+ entities signed on as supporters.

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A look at film tax incentives

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States have been giving film incentives for over 20 years. Louisiana was a pioneer in this area, introducing a motion picture incentive in 1992, subsequently expanded in 2002.

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C2ER met with Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss BLS budget issues

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C2ER met with Justin Gibbons and Stephen Steigleder, staffers for the Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee on April 25 to discuss BLS budget issues.

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