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, March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019


Basic LMI Analyst Training 

April 24 – 26, 2019 

New Brunswick, NJ 

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Early Bird Rates End April 1, 2019

This is the only time this 2.5-day course is planned on being held this year. This class 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.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Understanding core LMI programs & other data sources
  • Conducting basic occupational analyses
  • Using Local Employment Dynamics
  • Exploring real-time LMI applications
  • Communicating effectively with customers

Featured Event

C2ER/ LMI Institute Annual Conference 

June 3 – 7, 2019 

St. Louis, MO 

Early Bird Rates End May 3, 2019 


Be Sure to Submit Your Entry to the Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Awards 

Deadline for nominations is April 5, 2019! 

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Top Headlines

Featured Reports

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Eighth District Beige Book

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

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Data Visualization Of The Week

C2ER/LMI Institute Events

LED Webinar:


Older People Working Longer, Earning More


March 20, 2019


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

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Pricing: FREE

C2ER/LMI Institute Webinar: 

New Approaches to State Incentive Management 

March 27, 2019 

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT 


Pricing: FREE

Submit Your Entry to the Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Awards 

Deadline for nominations is Friday, April 5, 2019!

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Conference Sponsor Webinar: 

Show, Don't Tell: Using Data for Storytelling in Economic Development - Presented by GIS Planning

April 16, 2019 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT 


Pricing: FREE

C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Forum 

June 3 – 7, 2019 

St. Louis, MO 

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Other Events

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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Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference 

May 21 - 23, 2019 

Seaside, OR 

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