Thompson discusses ACS: mandatory vs voluntary

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John Thompson, Census Bureau Director discussed the American Community Survey at the 54th Annual Conference of the Council for Community and Economic Research’s (C2ER).

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C2ER, Harvard present cluster mapping training

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Sarah Jane Maxted from the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project discusses an upcoming training class, Cluster Mapping for Economic Development.

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Legislative Update: WIA reauth, Census, and more

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A round-up of this week’s legislative news in economic, workforce, and education-related data.

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Friends of BLS releases first member list

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Friends of BLS releases first member list
APDU, in partnership with a number of other organizations, has launched the Friends of BLS group to support the mission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics and educate the public and decision-makers on the agency’s work. The group has 30+ entities signed on as supporters.

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C2ER met with Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee to discuss BLS budget issues

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C2ER met with Justin Gibbons and Stephen Steigleder, staffers for the Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee on April 25 to discuss BLS budget issues.

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Census, Current Population Survey, and “questions”

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The Census was all over the news yesterday, as reactions stacked up in response to changes health insurance coverage questions raised concerns that quality of data could be degraded, especially with regard to the Affordable Care Act.

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Public data making the rounds in the media

As the appropriations process gears up on Capitol Hill, government officials, advocates, and journalists are making the case for preserving public data.

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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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