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, November 14, 2019

2019 - Fall Edition

In This Issue:

  • Updates on the State Business Incentives Database
  • What trainings do you want to see at the 2020 C2ER Annual Conference?
  • How are C2ER members connecting on social media?


State Business Incentives Database

A popular data resource that members of C2ER find useful is the State Business Incentives Database. The Database is updated on a biannual basis and provides a wealth of detailed data on active incentive programs for every state and territory. The data is categorized by business need – which includes workforce preparation or development. For each incentive program, users have access to information on the administering agency, detailed program information (includes program's objective, specific benefits, eligibility criteria, application procedures and statutory information), and a link to the program' website. Take a look at our video tour.



Tell Us What You Want To Learn

The 2020 C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Forum is next June. The first two days of the conference are dedicated to industry related training. The C2ER and LMI Institute training committees are seeking input from YOU on what classes you'd like to see offered next year. Please take this 4 question (two-minute) survey today!

We will share the results of the survey in one of the upcoming C2ER Weekly Updates!


Taking any C2ER classes earns you points to apply toward your Certified Economic Research Professional (CERP) status.

Track your progress! Complete the certification checklist to see how many required points and core topics may have been met. You can access to the certification checklist here.



Sneak Peek Into Our 2019 C2ER Membership Survey

In October we sent out the C2ER Member Feedback survey. We had over 90 responses and received a lot of valuable feedback. While we are compiling the data we wanted to share a sneak peak at some of the results and share how different C2ER organizations are connecting on social media. C2ER uses Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Be sure to follow us at the links below.



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