What We Do
- Analyze Your Clusters and Talent
We assist policymakers assess their region’s industries and understand their workforce so that the next level of improvements can be made.
- Plan Your Economic Future
Working with public and private sector leaders, we identify and evaluate economic and workforce challenges and find solutions.
- Leadership Development
Regional leaders are trained on topics such as impact analysis and GIS instruction. Custom data trainings help meet municipal needs.
- Manage Your Professional Networks
We provide a quantitative analysis approach to management support to professional agencies that focuses on community and economic development.
- Technical Assistance
Our technical assistance aids policymakers and workforce development staff to better implement innovation and job-creation strategies.
Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference
Council for Community and Economic Research
Start Date: Jan 2000 — End Date: Ongoing
The C2ER Annual Conference is held in conjunction with the LMI Institute Annual Forum, creating the premier national event for economic development researchers and labor market information analysts. The 2018 Conference will be held in Atlanta, GA, June 4-8. Conference highlights include industry-leading keynotes, training classes and breakout sessions, the annual State Economic Researchers’ Roundtable, […]
State Economic Development Program Expenditures Database
Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)
Start Date: Jan 2007 — End Date: Ongoing
CREC gathers state economic development budget data and aggregates it into a database that allows on-going comparisons. The expenditure data can be used by policy makers for ideas on new policy recommendations, state officers and agencies for comparing or and evaluating existing budget allocations, and economic development professionals for highlighting the spending in a particular […]
Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Webinar Training Series
U.S. Census Bureau, Longitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Program
Start Date: Jan 2012 — End Date: Ongoing
C2ER and the LMI Institute work with the U.S. Census Bureau’s Longitudinal-Employer Household Dynamics Program to design, produce and conduct the Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership webinar trainings series. This monthly webinar series seeks to explain the LED Partnership, the various data it provides, and the many capabilities of its systems, including presentations by data […]
Developing Web Based Labor Market and Work Sills Information Tools
Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)
Start Date: Apr 2014 — End Date: Sep 2019
CREC is helping Henry Ford Community College and its partner colleges to develop a web-based platform and related training to evaluate the economic relevance and value of specific manufacturing work skills. Henry Ford Community College, based in Dearborn, Michigan, is the lead institution of a 13-member consortium of community colleges — the Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing […]
Assessing and Evaluating the Defense Industry Adjustment Program
Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA)
Start Date: Nov 2015 — End Date: Aug 2019
The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and EntreWorks Consulting will provide technical assistance for the OEA by assessing and evaluating the design and effects of Office of Economic Adjustment’s Defense Industry Adjustment (DIA) program and the assistance that its grantees provide to defense-dependent communities, workers, and businesses. CREC and EntreWorks will work closely with OEA […]