Weekly Update – December 17, 2020



December 17, 2020

In This Issue


Census in the Spotlight

Featured Event

Registration Now Open for the C2ER/LMII Annual Conference

Data Visualization

This Is How Much Physical Activity We All Need to Stay Healthy


Census In The Spotlight:

Giving Thanks and Looking Back

C2ER and the LMI Institute are proud to be recognized as partners with the Census Bureau.  We look forward to the future and continuing to partner.

Take a look at the 2020 Census Year in Review:

Where We Are Now

Census Bureau Releases More Resources on the COVID-19 Interactive Data Hub

The U.S. Census Bureau has released an updated version of the interactive data hub on its COVID-19 resource page. The resource page is designed to help federal agencies, businesses and communities make decisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking Forward

Census Bureau Requests Comments for the 2022 Economic Census

The Bureau of the Census (U.S. Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that it is planning to conduct the 2022 Economic Census. The Census Bureau also is requesting public comment on the 2022 Economic Census content. This collection will be fully electronic using a secure encrypted internet data collection system called Centurion. The Economic Census is conducted at 5-year intervals (years ending in 2 and 7) and is the most comprehensive compilation of statistics about U.S. businesses and the economy.

Written comments must be submitted on or before February 12, 2021 to ensure consideration of your comments on the 2022 Economic Census content.

Happy Holidays from C2ER & the LMI Institute!

The Weekly Update will be taking a stay-cation and will return in the new year on January 7th.

On behalf of all the staff at C2ER and the LMI Institute, we want to wish you and yours some well-deserved downtime and a very happy new year to come.

Cheers to health, happiness, and prosperity in 2021!

C2ER/LMI Events

Featured Event

C2ER/LMII Annual Conference:

The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience

June 7 – 11, 2021

Registration is now open


CERP Presentation Webinar:

The Comeback: How Hoosiers Are Recovering From the Economic Shutdown

January 15, 2021

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM ET

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Pricing: Exclusive and free for C2ER and LMI Institute Members Only

C2ER/LMI Institute Monthly Series Webinar:

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC): Recommendations on Workforce and Labor Market Information

January 26, 2021

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

More information

Pricing: C2ER, LMI Institute, and APDU Members: FREE 

Non-Members: $50.00

Live Courses

C2ER/LMI Institute Training:

Intermediate R Programming for Workforce and Economic Development Research

February 16, 18, 23, 25 and March 2, 4, 2021

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

More information

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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Data Visualization

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Bloomberg – COVID Is Accelerating the Exodus From New York and California to Cheaper States

Census Bureau – New American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates for the First Time Provide Data on Three Time Periods That Don’t Overlap


Department of Commerce – Request for Comments for the Advisory Committee on Data for Evidence Building

(Comments due by February 9, 2021)


Develop This: Economic and Community Development Podcast: DT #324: Pivoting Your Programs in a COVID World with Dana Millard


Smart Incentives – Managing Business Incentive Compliance

Opportunity America and Lumina Foundation – National Research Study of Community College Credit and Noncredit Occupational Education and Relationships With Employers (Participants Needed)


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – EEOC Launches New Data Tool to Track Employment Trends


Brookings – Metro Recovery Index (Updated)

Census Bureau – Small Business Pulse Survey (Updated Dec 10th, 2020)

The Pew Charitable Trusts – How States Can Help Small Businesses Recover From the Pandemic

World Bank Blog – 2020 Year in Review: The Impact of COVID-19 in 12 Charts



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Other Upcoming Industry Events

National Association of Counties Webinar

Enhancing Fiscal Resilience in a Disruptive Environment: What We’ve Learned. What’s Next?

December 18, 2020

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Workforce Development Institute Virtual Meeting

Adjusting Through Adversity

January 27 – 28, 2021

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National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

2021 Winter Policy (Virtual) Forum

February 10 & 11, 2021

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National League of Cities

(Virtual) Congressional City Conference

March 7 – 10, 2021

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