Project Updates (Page 3)

CREC Attends NIST-MEP Center Directors Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina
May 20, 2016

Ken Poole and John Marotta attended the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center Directors Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina where it was announced CREC was awarded a new 5-year cooperative agreement to assist with the NIST-MEP state relations program.

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C2ER Releases 2016 Cost of Living Index for U.S. Counties
May 9, 2016

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) released the 2016 County Level Index. The dataset includes 3,114 US counties based on an econometric model that identifies key determinants of an area’s cost of living.

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CREC Moderates Panel at SSBCI Conference in Washington, D.C.
May 6, 2016

Ken Poole moderated a panel discussing strategies for federal agencies to partner with states on small business lending at the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Conference in Washington, D.C.

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CREC Prepares for 2017 C2ER Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado
April 29, 2016

Sean McNamara and Spencer Abrams traveled to Denver, Colorado ahead of choosing a hotel to be the site of the 2017 Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference and Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute Annual Forum.

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CREC Guest Lectures Economic Development Course at Virginia Tech
April 15, 2016

Ron Kelly guest lecturers in Dr. Maggie Cowell’s Local Economic Development Planning course at Virginia Tech.

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CREC Delivers LMI Institute Training in Sacramento, California
April 15, 2016

Haden Springer and Jennie Allison delivered the LMI Institute’s Basic Labor Market Information Analyst training to 30 participants from four states.

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C2ER Sponsors 55th Annual SRSA Conference in Arlington, Virginia
April 2, 2016

Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) was a sponsor at the 55th Annual Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA) Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

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CREC Delivers C2ER/LMI Training in Norfolk, Virginia
March 28, 2016

Haden Springer, John Marotta, Charlie Braunlich, and Jo Jaroscak joined by SYNEVA Economics Professor, Tom Tveidt, and University of Massachusetts-Amherst Associate Professor, Henry Renski delivered C2ER’s Foundations of Applied Economic Development Research course to more than 30 workforce and economic development professionals from 11 states.

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CREC Delivers Training at 2016 NAWB Forum in Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2016

Haden Springer and Lindsay Johnson joined by Instructor, Martin Romitti, delivered a training to workforce development professionals at the 2016 National Association for Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum in Washington, D.C.

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CREC’s Kenneth Poole Receives U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics Innovation Award
March 8, 2016

  Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) CEO Kenneth Poole was recognized Monday for his work to promote efforts around the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) program. In doing so, Census noted that his efforts raise the bar on practices that help America’s jobs, workers, and local economies. Poole, who founded CREC in 2000, stated […]

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