C2ER Update on Federal Statistics September 2018

Is Congress funding my data? President Trump’s agenda to cut costs and streamline government has those who use and value Federal statistics concerned about the future of critical agencies we rely on. Frankly, these agencies, such as the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) have been flat funded […]

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State Data Sharing Initiative Reports Released!

We invite you to learn more about how to improve your economic and workforce development outcomes by using evidence to drive decision making.  The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) just released the report, “Advancing State Data Sharing for Better Economic and Workforce Development” and the tool “Legal Guide to Administrative Data Sharing for Economic […]

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2017 LMI Institute Accomplishments

Technical Training Delivered two Basic LMI Analyst courses and one Applied Analyst training course. Designed and delivered two customized courses on data visualization using Excel and Tableau. Introduced a half-day course on “Analyzing and Developing Workforce Studies” at the 2017 LMI Institute Annual Forum. Hosted a monthly webinar series attracting over 800 attendees. LMI System […]

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2017 C2ER Accomplishments

During the past 12 months, the Council for Community and Economic Research, YOUR professional membership organization, has been hard at work increasing the visibility of economic, workforce, and community research by advocating for higher quality data, promoting more focused public and private investments in local data, and continuing to strengthen C2ER products and services.  We […]

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Three Workforce-Based Reasons Why Amazon Should Locate Its Second Headquarters In the Washington, D.C. Metro Area

C2ER and the LMI Institute are pleased to welcome this guest post from Lokesh Dani, a current graduate student at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. ———————————————————————————– Amazon is looking for a second headquarters—HQ2. Many major metropolitan areas are preparing proposals now to host HQ2. Amazon’s decision will be a pragmatic one of matching its […]

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Video: Applied Data Visualization and Moving from Theory into Practice

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One of the best ways to better interpret data, make decisions, and get your message across is to use a visualization that quickly draws attention to sometimes surprising patterns and observations that are not always apparent. Data visualization, a wide term that applies to visual representations that attempt to help viewers better understand data, can be used to […]

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Managers to Merge in Minneapolis: Who You’ll See at the 2016 C2ER Conference

This year’s Council for Community and Economic Research Conference (C2ER) and LMI Institute Forum is focused on the global impact of regional partnerships, and managers from around the U.S. will gather to discuss topics facing industries, the economy, and the talent pool. The conference takes place June 6-10 in Minneapolis. Classes, presentations, and breakout sessions are […]

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Addressing the Skills Gap Starts in Your Own Office

A survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that government and nonprofit employers have a more-difficult time with recent-graduate hires. Most of the issues cited involve “soft skills.” Of the 700 employers in the survey who offered feedback on specific troubles they experienced with recent grads, most mentioned communication and critical thinking. Specifically, the […]

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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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Ellen Harpel on Evaluating Incentives Programs

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Economic development organizations across the country use a wealth of incentives to attract businesses and encourage investment.

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