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

Project Profile

Supporting the Council for Community and Economic Research Association Membership

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

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) promotes excellence in community and economic research by improving data quality and availability by fostering learning about regional economic analytic methods.

C2ER’s services include providing: assistance with regional economic/ workforce strategic planning, including building regional capacity and public-private sector meeting facilitation; customized regional economics and data training; producing the Cost of Living Index (COLI), the Journal of Applied Research in Economic Development, and the State Business Incentives Database; providing the Certified Community Research (CCR) Certification; and conducting broader legislative advocacy.

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Council for Community and Economic Research

The Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) promotes excellence in community and economic research by improving data quality and availability by fostering learning about regional economic analytic methods.