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, May 16, 2019

May 16, 2019


There is still time to join us in St. Louis! Register today and join us in St. Louis, June 3-7.

Already registered? Don't forget to reserve your spot in one of our Thursday afternoon Learning Labs! Check out the options below and make your reservation today.


Venture into the Cortex

Cortex/Venture Café Tour: Take a 10-minute ride on MetroLink to the Cortex, St. Louis’ Innovation District. Take a brief tour of the 200- acre innovation hub and technology district. Then join the Venture Café Thursday Gathering

Partnerships in Biotech and Aerospace Manufacturing

On this learning lab, take a 25-minute bus ride to the globally-recognized Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. This offsite session will continue with a visit to the Center for Workforce Innovation (CWI).

Inside the Economy

Take a walking tour to the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. This tour requires pre-registration and government identification to enter the Federal Reserve Bank.


Gateway Arch Grounds & Laclede's Landing

traverse the Gateway Arch Grounds accross the new Park Over the Highway (can you tell that I-44 is beneath you?) and visit the grand new entrance to the Arch and its museum. Head north to the historic 1874 Eads Bridge (MetroLink uses its lower deck) and Laclede’s Landing where it all started in St. Louis.

Citygarden & Old Post Office District

Walk the Gateway Mall westward to enjoy one of the world’s great urban gardens and playground. Citygarden is two city blocks of constant discovery, fascination, awe, and smiles. The Old Post Office in the heart of Downtown is a renovation wonder. 


Featured Event

Census Training: Introductions and Updates on Census Data Products

June 7, 2019

St. Louis, MO

The Census Bureau provides key data that is invaluable to economic and workforce development professionals. This event will feature real examples and live demos from key Census products - Data.Census.Gov, Census Business Builder, and Job-to-Job Explorer - and will provide updates on new features and content. It will also provide a preview of the upcoming data from the 2017 Economic Census and an introduction to the American Community Survey.

This training is being offered at our Annual Conference and Forum in St. Louis, but is free and open to all.

Pricing: Free

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Featured Reports

NORC at the University of Chicago White Paper - The Undercounted: How Non-Respondents Skew Research Results (Request form required to download free paper)

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

Did you work on a great report that you want your colleagues to know about?

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C2ER/LMI Institute Events

Annual Conference Sponsor Webinar

An AI Perspective on Recent Market Disruption: Presented by


May 20, 2019


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

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Pricing: FREE

C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Forum 

June 3 – 7, 2019 

St. Louis, MO 

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Census Training

Introductions and Updates on Census Data Products


June 7, 2019


1:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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Other Events

Exploring Census Data Webinar Series

Employment: A Look into Demographic and Public Sector Employment Data


May 21, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT


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Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference 

May 21 - 23, 2019 

Seaside, OR 

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W.E. Upjohn Institute

Call for Papers: Economic Development Quarterly


Proposals Due May 31

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UEDA Webinar

Capacity Building Workshop:

Direct Impact in Economic Development


June 24, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Price: $50