Data Insights Roundtable

In partnership with ETA and the PMP, the LMI Institute is proud to launch a new virtual series, the Data Insights Roundtable to convene LMI data producers and users and learn from one another.


Empowering LMI Data Users to Develop Insights Through Active Outreach and Engagement 4/29/24

North Carolina’s Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD) will share their strategies for serving and engaging LMI customers in efforts to be more relevant in a Post-COVID, remote work, and AI world. This session will touch on LEAD’s new approach to products and services, including:

  • Integrating regular virtual information sessions and in-person, customized, regional trainings.
  • Creating on-demand dashboard products for workforce boards.
  • Leveraging technology, partnership, and staff research and analysis skills to meet frequent requests, questions, and general uncertainty of customers.
  • Expanding outreach and promotion – blogs, newsletters, social media, webinars.
  • Intentionally increasing relevance to new customers/partners through collaborations, research, data, products, participation.


Jeff DeBellis, Director of Economic & Policy Analysis, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD)

Jamie Vaughn, Senior Analyst for Market Intelligence, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Labor & Economic Analysis Division (LEAD)

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Policy Development from Inception to Implementation 2/22/24

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) demonstrated the collaborative efforts of its Offices of Research and Policy, which work together to develop, build, and run evidence-based agency policies, programs and services dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s workforce, strengthening its businesses, and promoting the dignity of work.

This presentation highlights how, together, we:

  • Foster a culture of evidence-based decision-making within a state agency.
  • Identify key policy issues and formulate policy recommendations grounded in evidence.
  • Set-up cross-functional teams to analyze complex issues and develop the most impactful solutions.
  • Leverage data to steer and establish equity-driven and customer-centric outcomes.


Christine Blumauer, Executive Director of Policy, New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Nicol Nicola, Director of Economic and Demographic Research (EDR) at the New Jersey Department of Labor

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