Top Four Best Practices for Marketing and Communicating Data

By Kay and Don Norton   1. NEVER ASSUME YOUR TARGET MARKET (AUDIENCE) PARTICIPANTS HAVE THE SAME BACKGROUNDS OR EXPERIENCES. Even if people have the same job title, even the same job responsibilities, their situations are unique to their service areas, their organizational structures, and their personal backgrounds. Make sure you begin by establishing common […]

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Mid-Term Projections Update – Your Choice!

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You now have choices when it comes to employment projections! As you well know, employment projections are data-driven estimates about the state of the labor market for a certain year in the future. Job seekers, employers, training institutions, career counselors, and economic planners all use projections to help make critical decisions in areas including the […]

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Noted Labor Economist, Dr. Susan Houseman, to Speak at upcoming PMP Session

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Dr. Susan Houseman, Vice-President and Director of Research at the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, will address the Future of Work and how pandemic impacts may shape industry and occupation trends at the August 20, 2020, Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) Pre-Summit Session. Dr. Houseman is a distinguished labor economist whose research areas include temporary […]

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New Updates to LMI Institute State Certifications and Licenses Data

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The Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute is proud to announce updated data to the State Certifications and Licenses Data Tables – a unique data set available to LMI Institute members providing key statistics on the attainment of occupation-specific credentials at the state level. This is the second year the LMI Institute has produced state-level estimates […]

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Relaunching America’s Workforce Act: $100M in Vital State LMI Funding

The recently introduced Relaunching America’s Workforce Act (RAWA) would deliver $100M in vital state LMI funding. In the previous 2008-2009 financial crisis, resulting in the Great Recession, state labor market information (LMI) agencies were called upon to produce critical information to monitor both immediate and ongoing impacts to their respective state economies, as well as […]

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C2ER COVID-19 Member Survey

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On March 10th of this year, C2ER distributed a survey—to both members and non-members—with the goal of exploring how respondents were addressing and adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey remained opened until April 1, accruing 105 responses from C2ER members and 101 additional responses from non-members. Question 1 asked respondents how their organization been […]

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Call for Proposals: 2020 C2ER Annual Conference and LMI Institute Forum

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) and the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute are soliciting proposals for the next annual conference and forum, which will be June 3 – 5, 2020 in Columbus, OH. The theme is The Roaring 2020’s: Mobilizing Your Talent and Economy for the New Decade. The upcoming conference and […]

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C2ER Recognizes Excellence in Economic Development Research Community, Economic and Workforce Development Applied Research Awards

On June 6, 2019, economic and workforce development professionals from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico assembled at The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) annual conference in St. Louis, Missouri to recognize excellence in economic development research work done by their peers. Receiving awards were the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Centers of […]

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364 Days Until Census Day 2020!

CREC Staff attended the Census 2020: Navigating the National and Local Challenges panel discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution to hear legal, demographic, and Census experts discuss possibly the most news covered Decennial. Primary questions from the meeting revolved implications of including the citizenship question in the Decennial Census, cybersecurity, and how to encourage residents […]

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