C2ER Quarterly – 2023 Summer Edition ☀️

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  2023 – Summer Edition In This Issue: Letter from the C2ER Chair on Professional Development Step Into the Incentives Spotlight C2ER Partners With FRED on Data Practitioner Digital Badge Program Set Sail for Norfolk, VA in 2024 for the C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference LEARN Message from Angela Ladetto, C2ER Chair Dear C2ER members, For […]

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The Importance of Agribusiness in the United States

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Almost 18% of the country’s economy and 30% of American jobs are directly or indirectly tied to food and agriculture, making the agribusiness industry a cornerstone of the American economy.[1] Although the primary output of the industry is livestock and crops, there is so much more that the industry offers including the support of livelihood […]

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Regional Trends in State Business Incentives Programs

To maintain a competitive edge in attracting businesses, states develop their incentive programs to build on current strengths or fill gaps in economic development. Since incentive programs are catered to the needs of each state, regions’ programs differ in structure, type, and size. The specifics of a program may ultimately be the deciding factor for […]

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Incentives Update: General Trends

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As the C2ER State Incentives update comes to a close, we will begin publishing a series of blogs detailing new insights and findings. This first entry will focus on general trends in the Incentives data. Of particular interest this year, is the status of COVID -19 recovery programs which states are winding down. As one […]

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2023 Fall Training Series

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The C2ER/LMI Institute Fall Training Series The Council for Community and Economic Research is dedicated to improving the skills of community and economic development research professionals.  In cooperation with the LMI Institute, here is our slate of 2023 fall training classes. Foundations of Economic Development Research September 13 – 15, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA Basic Labor Market […]

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Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute July 13, 2023

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July 13, 2023 Feature Discover Essential Skills for Community and Economic Development Researchers Agenda Are you interested in becoming a community and economic development researcher? Look no further! On September 13-15, we will be offering a course designed to equip researchers with the knowledge and tools necessary to support state and regional economic development strategies. […]

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Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute June 15, 2023

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  June 15, 2023 Announcement Fall into learning!  C2er and LMI Institute Announce Two New Fall Training Classes – Registration Opens Next Week! Agenda Foundations of Economic Development Research September 13 – 15, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA This 2.5-day course provides novice community and economic development researchers an introduction to data sources, tools, and research methods […]

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