Project Updates (Page 4)

RFP: Seeking Five Cross-Agency Teams to Participate in State Data Sharing Initiative
June 24, 2016

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: CREC seeks (5) state teams to collaborate with one another and with CREC experts to help facilitate greater access to administrative data to validate the impact of public investments in workforce and economic development. Proposals are due Friday, July 15, 2016.

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CREC Meets with Stakeholders of Momentum West in Western Wisconsin
June 22, 2016

Ken Poole, John Marotta, and Joe Jaroscak, joined by Drew Conrad, visited Western Wisconsin to meet with stakeholders in the Momentum West Region.

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C2ER Releases Q1 of 2016 Cost of Living Index
May 31, 2016

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) published quarter 1 of the 2016 Cost of Living Index (COLI). This is first publication to include San Juan, Puerto Rico

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CREC Facilitates LMI Director Town Hall & New Director Orientation at BLS State Day in Kansas City, Missouri
May 27, 2016

Haden Springer, John Marotta, and Lindsay Johnson on behalf of the LMI Institute facilitated the LMI Directors Town Hall and New LMI Director Orientation at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) State Day in Kansas City, Missouri.

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CREC Presents at 2016 NAWDP Conference in Orlando, Florida
May 25, 2016

Andrew Rogers, joined by KAR Director of Strategic Partnerships, John Hattery, presented at the 2016 National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP) Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

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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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