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, June 20, 2019

June 20, 2019


Quarter 1, 2019 Cost of Living Index Released!

Take a look at the Quarter 1, 2019 Cost of Living Index. It's available for free to members in the member area and available for purchase in the COLI Store. Don't see a city listed? Contact Jennie Allison to learn more.

The Cost of Living Index is published quarterly by C2ER – The Council for Community and Economic Research. Quarter 1, 2019 marks the 51st Anniversary of the publication.

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Featured Event

LMI Institute Data Visualization Training: Basic Data Prep & Visualization with Tableau 

September 24 – 25, 2019 

Arlington, VA

Learn how to clean, shape, aggregate, and merge frequently used workforce and economic development datasets, including industry and occupational projections, in Tableau Prep and then organize your visualizations in Tableau Desktop. Analyzing big data using charts, graphics, and images is becoming more and more necessary for decision-making. This 2-day course not only introduces you to the basic features and functions of Tableau Prep and Tableau Desktop but also shows you how to incorporate complex calculations in ways that improve insights, make charts more relevant, and create the most impactful dashboard graphics.

Skills: No prerequisite experience is needed.

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Featured Reports

Annie E. Casey Foundation - 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book

Bureau of Labor Statistics - Experimental State-level Labor Productivity

Center for Education and the Workforce - Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing

Delaware Prosperity Partnership and the First State Fintech Lab - Delaware in a Fintech Future

Phoenix Marketing International - Millionaire Ranking by State

ICYMI (In Case You Missed It)

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

Data Visualization Of The Week

C2ER/LMI Institute Events

APDU Data Viz Training

July 11 – 12, 2019

Arlington, VA

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Member pricing available to APDU, C2ER, and LMI Institute Members

PMP Webinar: Prelude to Projections

July 16, 2019

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Pricing: Free

PMP Webinar: Non-Covered Employment

August 15, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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Pricing: Free

LMI Institute Data Visualization Training: Basic Data Prep & Visualization with Tableau 

September 24 – 25, 2019 

Arlington, VA

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Other Events

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

Applied Geography Conference

AGC 2019 Paper and Poster Abstracts

Deadline June 28, 2019

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2020 Census Ongoing event

Complete Count Committees

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