Helping Communities Shine

Whether researching and implementing ways to shape a community's economic development plan or partnering to create ways to put people to work, CREC connects researchers and policymakers with:

     • Data training
     • Custom portfolios that aid regional competitiveness

What We Do

Project Catalogue

Association of Public Data Users (Association Management)
Association of Public Data Users
Start Date: Jan 2008 — End Date: Ongoing

The Association of Public Data Users (APDU) is a national network that links users, producers, and disseminators of government and open-access statistical data. Members share a vital concern about the collection, dissemination, preservation, and interpretation of public data. CREC supports APDU’s mission, and provides the high-talent staff, management, communications, and logistical support to help the organization achieve its annual goals.


Projections Managing Partnership Staff Support
Projections Managing Partnership
Start Date: Jan 2009 — End Date: Ongoing

In cooperation with the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute, CREC assists the Projections Managing Partnership (PMP) in the administration of their Labor Market Information Improvement Grant, a funding stream from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).


Council for Community and Economic Research Staff Support
Council for Community and Economic Research
Start Date: Jan 2000 — End Date: Ongoing

CREC provides the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) with high-talent staff and management support, access to its broad network of economic and data professionals, and a foundational base upon which it can sustainably grow. CREC also coordinates and plans the annual C2ER Conference and organizes and coordinates its regular trainings


Labor Market Information Institute Staff Support
Labor Market Information Institute
Start Date: Jan 2008 — End Date: Ongoing

CREC provides staff and management support to the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute. CREC also regularly organizes the LMI Institute Annual Forum, which brings together labor market researchers, policy-makers, and data users from across the country annually.


C2ER State Incentives Database: Stateincentives.org
Council for Community and Economic Research
Start Date: Oct 2004 — End Date: Ongoing

On behalf of C2ER, CREC has developed a national database of state business incentives with profiles on more than 1900 programs. The database (http://stateincentives.org/) was designed to give economic developers a one-stop resource for comparing incentive programs. Data provided in the database includes a fully searchable text description of the program as well as other […]