C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update – May 13



May 13, 2021

In This Issue


First Person: Engaging the Workforce with Empathetic Leadership

Featured Event

Last Chance to Register

Pre-Conference Forum: What Works in Workforce? Evaluating the Impact of Workforce Development Programs

Data Visualization

Visualizing the Recent Explosion in Lumber Prices


25 Days Till The C2ER/LMI Institute Virtual Annual Conference

Plus exhibitors on hand to help you get informed of the newest data information:

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Bureau van Dijk

Census Bureau


Data Axel

Dun & Bradstreet


Geographic Solutions

The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Area Development’s staff editor Mark Crawford recently asked Ericsson’s Dan Kerber, vice president of digital services business operations for North America — who helps companies improve their financial and operational metrics through improved resource management processes — about his thoughts on leadership, especially the need for “soft skills” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 22 & 29; July 20 & 27;

August 10 & 24, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

This workshop brings directors and managers of economic and workforce development research together. Through facilitated discussions, scenario-based group exercises, and open peer-to-peer exchanges, participants will hone their skills in strategic planning, team management and development, and budgeting. The course will impart innovative strategies and tools for diffusing challenging situations, expanding research networks, and attracting new resources, and communicating effectively with internal and external customers.

C2ER/LMI Events

Featured Event

Pre-Conference Forum:

What Works in Workforce? Evaluating the Impact of Workforce Development Programs

May 18, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

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LMI Institute & C2ER Members – FREE

Non-members – $50

Live Training Classes

Leadership in Research Workshop: Developing and Managing a Research Team

June 22 & 29; July 20 & 27; August 10 & 24, 2021

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

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Live Events

LED Webinar Series

The Spatial Structure of U.S. Metropolitan Employment: New Insights from LODES Data

May 19, 2021

1:30 PM – 2:45 PM ET

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eLearning Courses

Basic LMI Analyst eLearning


Anytime, Any place

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Foundations of Economic Development Research: Introduction to Data Sources eLearning


Any Place, Any time

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Foundations of Economic Development Research II: Introduction to Regional Analysis Methods


Any Place, Any time

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Data Visualization

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Bloomberg CityLab – Detroit Showed What ‘Build Back Better’ Can Look Like


Bloomberg CityLab – Where Covid’s Car-Free Streets Boosted Business


Bureau of Labor Statistics – Job Openings and Labor Turnover – March 2021


Census Bureau – Business Formation Statistics

FDi Intelligence – The Rise and Fall of ‘Wisconn Valley’


Forbes – Apprenticeships Have Risen 64% Since 2010. How Should Policymakers Support Them?


Morning Brew – Restaurants Struggling to Hire Staff as Lockdowns Lift

National League of Cities – 91% of Cities Say Insufficient Funding Delaying Critical Infrastructure Investments


NextCity – How Bakersfield, California Ended Chronic Homelessness

Polaris MEP – The Rhode Island Manufacturing Data Dashboard

Smart Incentives – Enhancing Competitiveness With Talent-Focused Incentives

U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services – DHS Announces Continuation of International Entrepreneur Parole Program

World Economic Forum – Remote Working: Why Some People Are Less Productive At Home Than Others – New Research


Census Bureau – Social Media Toolkit: The First 2020 Census Results

Data Quality Campaign – State and Local Governments Can Use Federal Funding for Education Data


Department of the Treasury – Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Economic Development Secrets Podcast – 060 Economic Development Secrets Carla Pendergraft, Waco CVB

EY – Understanding the Remote Worker

NextGov – There’s a Perfect Number of Days to Work From Home, and It’s 2

NextCity – Economics in Brief: Dollar Stores Make Up Nearly Half of All New Store Openings This Year

Urban Institute Blog – Homeownership Will Look Much Different across States in 2040. How does Your State Rank?

Virginia Tech Center for Economic and Community Engagement – GO Virginia Aims to Grow Workforce in Region 2 with Pipeline of Talent Projects


Brookings – Census 2020: First Results Show Near Historically Low Population Growth and a First-Ever Congressional Seat Loss for California


Bureau of Economic Analysis – International Trade and Investment Country Facts

Bureau of Labor Statistics – Real Earnings: April 2021

Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation – Economic Engagement of Mothers: Entrepreneurship, Employment, and the Motherhood Wage Penalty

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago – As Vaccination Rates Improve, States with Large Leisure & Hospitality Sectors May Rebound Strongly


Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Improving Economic Conditions Reaching LMI Communities

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis – Regional Economic Indicators

Greater St. Louis, Inc. – STL 2030 Jobs Plan Revised


IBM Center for the Business of Government – Aligning Open Data, Open Source, and Hybrid Cloud Adoption in Government

Inspection Support Network – Cities With the Most Successful Blue-Collar Workers

Paychex – Small Business Employment Watch


Strada – Re-Connecting to College for the High School Classes of 2020 and 2021


The Review of Economics and Statistics – Local Effects of Large New Apartment Buildings in Low-Income Areas


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Other Upcoming Industry Events

2021 CIC Impact Summit

Call for Sessions

Deadline June 18, 2021

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Data Foundation

Data Symposium 2021: Exploring Emerging Data Capabilities in Government

May 19, 2021

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET

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Midwest Region of the Bureau of Labor Statistics

2021 Midwest Data Users’ Conference

May 19, 2021

10:00 AM – 1:30 PM ET

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CWA’s Annual Spring Workforce Conference

Workcon 2021: An Equitable Recovery

May 25 – 28, 2021

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM ET

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Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

Policy Summit 2021: Pathways to Economic Resilience in Our Communities

June 23 – 25, 2021

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