Weekly Update – December 3, 2020



December 3, 2020

In This Issue


Soft Launch Registration Now Open For C2ER/LMI Institute 2021 Annual Conference

Featured Event

Census Bureau 2020 Demo Week

Data Visualization

Visualizing How the Pandemic is Impacting American Wallets


Calling All Early Birds!

Now Open: Soft Launch Registration for the C2ER

& LMI Institute 2021 Annual Conference

The theme this year, The Great Pivot: Reinvention for Recovery and Resilience, will capture a diverse range of economic and workforce development perspectives that illustrate how your research has responded to the unexpected in 2020 and sets the foundation for a strong recovery. The C2ER 61st Annual Conference/LMI Institute Forum will be held virtually June 7-11, 2021.

Take advantage of end of year funds and register early!

C2ER/LMI Events

Featured Event

Census Open Innovation Labs and the U.S. Census Bureau Virtual Conference:

2020 Demo Week

December 9 – 11, 2020

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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

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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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Data Visualization

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American Association of Community Colleges – Investing in the Long Term

American Economic Association – The Anatomy of Inequality

Collaborative for Student Growth – Learning During COVID-19: Initial Findings on Students’ Reading and Math Achievement and Growth

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis – St. Louis Fed’s Bullard Discusses the U.S. Economy and COVID-19

National Public Radio – President-Elect Biden Names Core Members Of His Economic Team

New York Times – Don’t Fear the Robots, and Other Lessons From a Study of the Digital Economy

Smart Incentives – City of Alexandria Advances Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

Smart Incentives – Three Ways Leaders Are Making Incentives Work Better for Communities

Route Fifty – Lawmakers Propose $908 Billion COVID Relief Plan in Bid to End Gridlock

Washington Post – Unemployment Statistics During the Pandemic Have Been Inflated by Backlogs, According to GAO Report




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Other Upcoming Industry Events

National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

Workforce & Labor Market Information Committee Meeting

December 9, 2020

1:00 PM 4:00 PM ET

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Urban Institute

Employer Power and Employee Skills: Understanding Workforce Training Programs in the Context of Labor Market Power

December 10, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

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CDFA/BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: 

Educational Facilities Funding Solutions 

December 15, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)

2021 Winter Policy (Virtual) Forum

February 10 & 11, 2021

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