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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:

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  • Federal testimony and calls for comment on economic development- and workforce-related issues

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The Latest Update: Thursday, February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019


Economic Development Quarterly Seeks Paper Proposals


Economic Development Quarterly (EDQ) is seeking research manuscript proposals for a special issue on the impact of an aging workforce and population on regional economic development. The regional impact of the aging workforce and general population has received considerable attention in the popular media. While fast-growing regions are competing for young, educated adults, other communities, particularly in rural areas, are facing declines in their overall workforce and increases in the demand for services for their older residents. In addition, the never-ending advancement of technology requires the retraining of older workers, many of whom face the real possibility of being “structurally unemployed.”

Paper proposals must be emailed to by March 1, 2019. Full proposal details can be found here.

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Come join us in St. Louis for the C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Annual Forum!! The conference will be held at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark in St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2019.


Our theme this year is how we can help our communities "Meeting in the Middle". The conference sessions will explore how and where economic and workforce development research intersect.

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C2ER/LMI Institute Events

LED Webinar: 

Housing and the Tech Boom: Using LEHD and Zillow Data to Understand Housing Market Impacts  

February 20, 2019 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EST  

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Pricing: FREE 

Please Note: In case of a government shutdown, the webinar will be rescheduled at another time. 


C2ER/LMI Institute Webinar: 

How Do Economic Development Researchers Use CRM Systems? 

February 28, 2019 

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST 

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Pricing: C2ER, LMI Institute, and APDU members: FREE 

Non-members: $50


C2ER/LMI Institute Webinar: 

Regional Sector Partnerships: Industry-based Solutions in a Tight Labor Market 

March 12, 2019 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST 

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Pricing: C2ER, LMI Institute, and APDU members: FREE 

Non-members: $50

C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Forum 

June 3 – 7, 2019 

St. Louis, MO 

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Other Events

Economic Development Quarterly 

Call for Paper Proposals: The Impact of Housing Affordability on Economic Development and Regional Labor Markets 

Deadline March 1, 2019 

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Winter Policy Forum 2019 

March 5 - 6, 2019 

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Save the Date: Census Bureau to Host 2020 Census News Conference

April 1, 2019

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Federal Reserve System

Community Development Research Conference 

May 9 - 10, 2019 

Washington, DC 

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