C2ER Weekly Update - September 6



September 6, 2018



CREC Seeks Contractor to Develop a Defense Supply Chain Economic Growth Analysis, Web Tool, and Instructional Material

Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is working with partners in Texas to mitigate the impact of defense spending adjustments and budget cuts on the state economy by identifying and assisting affected businesses, creating analyses to aid economic planning for affected regions, and facilitating high-impact entrepreneurship and technology acceleration activities in those regions. Texas enjoys a diversified economy, but relies significantly on defense expenditures, especially in certain sectors. In addition, there is a natural synergy between small, innovative companies and large prime contractors that is underdeveloped in most of Texas.

CREC seeks the assistance of a well-qualified contractor to assist with developing a Defense Supply Chain Economic Growth Analysis, Web Tool and Instructional Material.


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Basic LMI Analyst Training

October 24-26, 2018

Arlington, VA

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This course provides novice labor market information (LMI) analysts with an introduction to LMI and basic analytical methods that support state and regional workforce development strategies. Through discussions and hands-on exercises, participants will gain exposure to various workforce, demographic, and economic data sources and apply basic analytical skills to answer real-world questions that policy makers and practitioners encounter.



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C2ER/LMI Institute Events


Monthly Webinar Series:

Housing and Economic Development Strategies for Inclusive Communities

October 23, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Pricing: C2ER, LMI Institute, and APDU members: FREE

Non-members: $50

Basic LMI Analyst Training

October 24 - 26, 2018

Arlington, VA

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Applied Analyst Training

October 24 - 26, 2018

Arlington, VA

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Other Events

U.S. Census Bureau Webinar

2017 American Community Survey statistics

September 6, 2018

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

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North East Regional Employment & Training Association

Developing a Talent Pipeline for the Healthcare Industry  

September 17-18, 2018

Scranton, PA

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