Data Advocacy Update

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2017 has brought a great deal of change to Washington, with a new Administration and Congress. With so many new faces and political developments, it can be hard to keep up. There are a few important developments that you need to pay attention to. The “skinny budget” proposed by the Trump Administration contains a series […]

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President’s Budget Overview for Economic Development and Statistics

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Economic Development Related Cuts The Budget proposes to eliminate funding for many independent agencies, including: the Appalachian Regional Commission; the Delta Regional Authority; the Denali Commission; the Northern Border Regional Commission. Eliminates the Economic Development Administration, which provides small grants with limited measurable impacts and duplicates other Federal programs, such as Rural Utilities Service grants […]

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Support the 2020 Census

We need your help.  We need you or your organization to help educate your Congressional leaders on the importance of funding the 2020 Census as well as related “periodic programs” such as the American Community Survey (ACS) and the Economic Census. The U.S. Congress is back in session this week (November 28), and they are […]

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C2ER Participates in Census Bureau’s LED Workshop

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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 […]

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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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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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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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