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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:

  • 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, July 13, 2017

 

July 13, 2017

BLS Seeks Comments Concerning Annual Refiling Survey
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments concerning the proposed new collection of the “Quick Business Survey Operations Test” (QBS). If successful, a QBS would permit BLS to collect information about the U.S. economy more efficiently than is currently possible. Each year, the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Program conducts the Annual Refiling Survey (ARS) by reaching out to approximately 1.2 million establishments requesting verification of their main business activity, and their mailing and physical location addresses. The fully web-based ARS provides a low-cost platform for conducting the QBS. To learn more about the proposed method, or to provide comments, follow the link above. The deadline to submit comments is September 8, 2017.

FEATURED EVENT

 

Monthly Series
Reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment: Tools to Help Companies Decide
 
August 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 
 
The increasing advantages of producing in America for the North American market are driving reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The Reshoring Initiative documents the trend (what, where, why, how much, etc.) and provides tools for quantifying the advantages of local production and sourcing vs. offshore. Over 300,000 manufacturing jobs have been brought to the U.S. by over 800 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and thousands of their suppliers since the manufacturing employment low of February 2010.
 
Join this webinar and learn how and why to use the free Initiative tools:
  • Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Estimator to quantify the onshore advantages
  • Case Studies for free publicity about local reshoring successes
  • Economic development and skilled workforce recruiting programs
Presenter:
Harry Moser, Founder & President, Reshoring Initiative
 
Pricing:
C2ER, LMI Institute, APDU Members:Free
Non-members:$50.00

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C2ER/LMI INSTITUTE EVENTS

 

Monthly Series
Reshoring and Foreign Direct Investment: Tools to Help Companies Decide
 
August 8, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
 
Pricing:
C2ER, LMI Institute, APDU Members:Free
Non-members:$50.00

OTHER EVENTS

 

Workforce GPS – WIOA Operating Guidance and Registered Apprenticeship BINGO

 

July 20, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

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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.
 
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