The Council for Community and Economic Research

Weekly Update

The C2ER Weekly Update is an informational "one-stop" for economic development and labor market researchers. The Weekly Update is delivered to C2ER members every Thursday via email and includes information on:

  • Upcoming C2ER / LMI Institute training events and webinars
  • Important research highlights from the past week's news
  • C2ER technical assistance publications
  • Federal testimony and calls for comment on economic development- and workforce-related issues

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The Latest Update: Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

June 12 - 16, 2017

Grand Hyatt Denver, CO






Basic LMI Analyst Training Class
April 25 - 27, 2017
Columbus, OH


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This 2.5-day course provides novice labor market information (LMI) analysts with an introduction to LMI and basic analytical methods that support state and regional workforce development strategies. Through engaging discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain exposure to various workforce, demographic, and economic data sources and apply basic analytical skills to answer real-world questions that policy makers and practitioners encounter.









ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)




C2ER/LMI Institute Monthly Webinar Series
Secure and Disclosure Safe Data Dissemination and Sharing

February 21, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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C2ER, LMI Institute, APDU Members: Free
Non-Members: $50.00


Conference Sponsor Webinar

What Does a Trump Administration Mean to the National Economy


March 14, 2017

2:00PM - 3:00PM EDT

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Foundations of Applied Economic Development Research


March 14 - 16, 2017

Memphis, TN

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APDU Public Data University Webinar

Improving Census Bureau Data Dissemination (301 Series)

February 22, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
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C2ER, LMI Institute, APDU Members: Free
Non-Members: $50.00


National Skills Coalition Webinar
Federal Budget and Appropriations Update – What’s In Store for Education and Workforce Funding?

February 23, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST

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National Skills Coalition Webinar

Skills Equity Policies in the States

March 2, 2017
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM EST
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National Association of Workforce Boards

Forum 2017


March 25 - 28, 2017
Washington, DC
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Census Bureau Training Events Calendar


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The Weekly Update is a joint newsletter of C2ER and the LMI Institute.
The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is a membership organization working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and foster learning about regional economic analytic methods.
The Labor Market Information Institute (LMI Institute) is the pre-eminent resource for supporting the development, interpretation, and use of labor market information.

C2ER and the LMI Institute are managed by the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC).


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