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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, January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019


WIAC: Letter from Labor Secretary Regarding Recommendations and Call for Nominations


C2ER and the LMI Institute are excited to share that we are collaborating with the National Association of State and Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to facilitate nominations for new WIAC members. The Council is comprised of State LMI Directors, economic development leaders, Workforce Information Board (WIB) representatives, academic researchers, and business leaders. C2ER’s own Jennifer Zeller of Georgia Power and Andrew Reamer of George Washington University helped create and draft the recommendations shared last year with Secretary Acosta. For more information regarding the nomination process, please consult the Federal Register Notice.

If interested, send your nomination materials to Ken Poole, C2ER and LMI Institute Executive Director, by Thursday, January 31, 2019. Required nomination materials include: a current resume or CV, cover letter, and contact information.

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