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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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The Latest Update: Thursday, April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019


LMI Institute Benefield Award: Call for Nominations

2018 LMI Institute Benefield Award winner, Keith Ewald, Project Manager, Ohio Department of Job & Family Services

The 2019 Charles Benefield Award will be conferred at the LMI Institute Annual Forum on June 6, 2019 in St. Louis. Benefield was a tireless advocate for improving data quality and advancing the LMI field. His career at the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) began when the agency had oversight of federal statistical programs.

Nomination Instructions

Nominations are encouraged at all staff levels, and are not limited to staff of state LMI agencies. Nominees should have significant experience in LMI, with a demonstrated impact on their state and the national LMI system. Candidates’ impact might be evidenced by success building the technical skills of their own staff or through strong outreach to data users and other states’ LMI agencies, for example.

For consideration, provide the nominee’s name and full contact information (address, phone, fax, email) and a one-page letter of recommendation explaining how the individual has contributed to the advancement of the art and science of LMI. Nominations must be submitted by email no later than Friday, April 26, 2019 and should be sent to Marty Romitti. The final selection of a recipient will be made by a committee of LMI Institute board members.

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Creating Compelling Labor Market Stories with Big and Small Data 

April 30, 2019 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT 

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Where the Jobs (and Workers) Are: Measuring Labor Demand and Labor Supply

May 14, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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June 3 – 7, 2019 

St. Louis, MO 

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April 29, 2019 

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT 

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2nd National Urbanism Next Conference 

May 7-9, 2019 

Portland, OR 

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Community Development Research Conference 

May 9 - 10, 2019 

Washington, DC 

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May 21 - 23, 2019 

Seaside, OR 

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