C2ER staffers Sarah Gutschow, Ron Kelly, and Haden Springer joined more than 350 workforce and economic development researchers and practitioners at the Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Workshop, held in Washington, D.C. on September 9th-10th. Through a combination of interactive presentations, expert panels, and demonstrations, workshop participants gained exposure to various ways LED data and tools can support cutting-edge research. Research foci ranged from analyzing “Wage Deserts” in Philadelphia, to redefining Nebraska’s economic regions, to assessing the effectiveness of place-based economic incentives programs in Baltimore, MD and elsewhere. Continue reading
In 2013, the LMI Institute board of directors announced a name change, removing “Training” from its name, to better reflect the range of training, research, program management, and partnership facilitation services it offers the national labor market information (LMI) infrastructure. The Institute also adopted new mission and vision statements, which emphasize its support for the entire LMI Infrastructure, inclusive of all LMI producers and users.
Delivering upon its mission, the LMI Institute launched a new membership model on July 1, 2014. Formerly, only state LMI agencies were eligible for membership. Now, new “Affiliate Membership” categories enable non-state LMI stakeholders to join the LMI Institute.
The LMI Institute is eager to diversify its member base, an action that is sure to strengthen its efforts to foster use of LMI in decision-making across workforce development, economic development, education, and other relevant policy areas.
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