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

Council for Community and Economic Research Staff Support

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

Founded in 1961, the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) is a membership organization that promotes excellence in community and economic research by working to improve data availability, enhance data quality, and foster learning about regional economic analytic methods. CREC manages the organization, overseeing membership relations and recruitment, training and education, the annual conference, the organization’s Cost of Living Index research project, and general association activities, including the managing C2ER’s web presence (www.c2er.org, www.costofliving.org, www.stateexpenditures.org, and www.stateincentives.org), and facilitating board and committee activities.

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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.

Project Updates

Job Opening: Operations Support Specialist
March 29, 2019

CREC is seeking an Operations Support Specialist to assist with our association management, research and consulting activities. This is a full-time position in Arlington, Virginia, for candidates with an interest in supporting economic development and public policy. See full listing here.

C2ER/LMI Institute Annual Conference
June 18, 2018

CREC managed the C2ER and LMI Institute Annual Conference June 4th – 8th in Atlanta, GA. Presentations from the conference have been uploaded here.