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 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

In This Issue


2020 COLI County Released

Featured Event

Three Days Away! Last Chance to Register for the Conference!

Data Visualization

State Economic Monitor (Interactive) 


2020 COLI County Released

The voluntary nature of the quarterly Index means that not every area is covered, and customers increasingly seek cost comparisons in local areas. In response to the demand for more localized data, C2ER has developed a county-level cost of living index for the United States based on an econometric model that identifies key determinants of an area’s cost of living.

The publication currently available is the 2020 County Level Index.

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Read about our methodology


*No update next week due to conference.*

Update will return June 11th


C2ER/LMI Events

THREE DAYS AWAY!!! Last Chance to Join Us!

Relief, Recover, Restore - Mobilizing Your Talent & Economy for the Future 

June 1 – 5, 2020




COVID-19 News & Resources


Data Visualization

State Economic Monitor (Interactive) 

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Other Upcoming Industry Events

APDU Webinar

Intermediate Application of Data Sets: New Microdata Access Tool for ACS and CPS (201 Series)

June 10, 2020

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET 

More information


APDU, C2ER, and LMI Institute Members: Free

Non-Members: $50.00

National Council for Workforce Education Conference 


Oh, Say Can You Succeed: Keys To A New Age in Workforce Development 


October 7 – 8, 2020 


Baltimore, MD 


More information

2020 Census 

Complete Count Committees 

Ongoing Event 

More information 


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