C2ER/LMI Institute Weekly Update - July 26



July 26, 2018

Census Bureau Stops Plans For 2020 Census Advisory Committee

The U.S. Census Bureau has stopped plans to form a new committee of advisers for the upcoming 2020 census.

The decision comes as the agency prepares for the once-a-decade head count of every person living in the country while battling multiple lawsuits over a new citizenship question and cybersecurity concerns about the first U.S. census to be conducted online. Similar advisory committees were put in place before the national head counts in 2000 and 2010.

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Strengthening Communities Through Grants and Incentives

September 25, 2018

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2018 Projections Managing Partnership Summit

October 10-12, 2018

Arlington, VA

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A Deep Dive Into Economic Census Through Case Studies

August 2, 2018

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

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September 5-7, 2018

National Harbor, MD

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Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Healthcare Industry  

September 17-18, 2018

Scranton, PA

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