Who We Are

We are an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to provide policymakers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

Our Services:
Economic Development Consulting
Workforce Intelligence and Projection Consulting
Regional Training and Capacity Building
Professional Organization and Network Management

The Networks We Manage

Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)

Promoting excellence and leadership among practitioners in support of community, economic, and workforce research.

LMI Institute

Advancing the use of labor market information and workforce intelligence in support of decision-making related to workforce development, economic development, education, and other relevant policy areas.

Association of Public Data Users (APDU)

Linking users, producers, and disseminators of government statistical data to improve data quality, access, and interpretation of publicly available data. 

Development Districts Association of Appalachia (DDAA)

Supporting Local Development Districts in building healthy, prosperous, diverse, and resilient communities across the Appalachian Region. 

Projections Managing Partnership (PMP)

Maintains the national infrastructure for the production of state and sub-state industry and occupational employment projections.

Community Indicators Consortium (CIC)

Advancing the development, availability, and effective use of indicators that measure and sustain improvements to the quality of community life. 

State Economic Development Executives (SEDE) Network

Fostering a forum for principal State economic development officials to exchange information, learn from one another, and advance the practice and impact of state economic development across the U.S.