Research Matters – C2ER/LMI Institute March 3, 2022


March 3, 2022


Nominations Portal Now Open: Community, Economic, and Workforce Research Awards 2022

The C2ER awards program recognizes the contribution of research activities to the success of local, regional, or state community, economic, and workforce development initiatives.

Research Criteria:

Nominations should respond to at least one of the following criteria of research activities:

  • Projects supporting business, economic, and workforce development activities
  • Data collection, dissemination, or visualization projects
  • Project impact, program evaluation, or assessments
  • Projects supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Projects supporting collaborative community/regional initiatives
  • Projects or policy analysis supporting federal, state, or local initiatives, such as COVID-19


All C2ER and LMI Institute members are eligible. Eligible projects are those in which the nominated organization plays a coordinating role or in which their research is an integral component of the project or activity. Ongoing programs or projects started within the last 24 months are eligible

Applicants should submit their nomination via this form by Friday, April 8, 2022

C2ER State Chapter Webinar Recording: Ethics and Empathy in Using Imputation to Disaggregate Data for Racial Equity

Does your dataset accurately reflect your state’s or county’s population? Data collection and processing methods have a profound impact on how we analyze and understand issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Data disaggregation can help to inform and support state and local efforts to advance racial and economic equity.

To better understand communities’ policy needs and concerns, researchers and policymakers should increase data disaggregation to identify long-standing racial disparities and develop policies and programs that address those disparities. During this webinar, speakers from the Urban Institute Racial Equity Analytics Lab discussed the importance and need of disaggregated data and race-conscious policymaking, and how to approach it with ethics and empathy.

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