Drew Conrad discusses business attraction, supply chain analysis

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Drew Conrad, CEcD, discussed business development activities resulting from supply chain analysis in northern Iowa, as part of C2ER’s Certified Community Researcher webinar series.

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COLI cited in Governing Magazine minimum wage story

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In a Governing magazine story, C2ER’s Cost of Living Index was used to translate the national minimum wage narrative to a more localized level.

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BEA to restore LAPI program

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The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has announced that it will restore a portion of statistical detail to its Local Area Personal Income (LAPI) program.

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C2ER calling on Congress to restore, modernize BLS budget

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C2ER has learned that the Senate and House are developing appropriations proposals that must ready in the next few weeks. To that end, C2ER will be coordinating outreach to both committees, as well as to key individual members of each, calling on the House and Senate to increase the total Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) budget request to $631.4 million.

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Proposed ED budget cuts from FY2015 state budget proposals

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Based on early releases, FY2015 State Budgets include new funding and some major funding increases for economic development financing, especially venture capital, accelerator, and research and development programs. Here are highlights from MA, WV, and TN.

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C2ER joins 100 organizations in defense of ACS

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Good news from the Hill: the move to re-introduce an unpopular bill that would affect the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey has failed.

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