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, April 27, 2017


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Monthly Series
Talent Wars: Top Tips for Retaining and Attracting a Quality Workforce


May 9, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


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Unemployment rates across the U.S. have fallen to levels not seen since 2008 and communities and regions across the country are eager to not only retain but also grow their talent pipeline. In an increasingly challenging environment, it is now more important than ever to understand those factors that positively and negatively impact perceptions of a community as well as those factors that are most important to workers as they consider relocating for new job opportunities.


In this session, you’ll learn what is important to your workforce when considering relocation and new job opportunities and how their impressions of communities are formed. You’ll walk away with the knowledge you need to educate your employers on those factors that are important in retaining existing employees and recent graduates as well as attract new talent to your area. Based on a national survey of 1,000 individuals conducted by Development Counsellors International (DCI), this analysis will provide valuable information to communities as they are faced with increasingly tight labor markets.








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Monthly Series
Talent Wars: Top Tips for Retaining and Attracting a Quality Workforce
May 9, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
C2ER, LMI Institute, and APDU Members:FREE





National Skills Coalition

From the Correctional System to the Workforce: How State Policies Can Support Re-Entry


May 18, 2017

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

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International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology Conference

MAY 23 - 26, 2017
Lawrence, Kansas

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Industry Studies Conference


May 24 - 26, 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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