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 in community and economic research.

LMI Institute

Advances the art and science of labor market information among LMI professionals and its customer community.

Association of Public Data Users (APDU)

A national network that links users, producers, and disseminators of government and open-access statistical data.

Development Districts Association of Appalachia (DDAA)

Helping local development districts (LDDs) in the Appalachian region review past efforts to learn what programs have worked, where change is needed, and how to better plan for the challenges and opportunities tomorrow will bring.

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)

Advances and supports the development, availability, and effective use of community indicators for making measurable and sustainable improvements in quality of community life.

State Economic Development Executives (SEDE) Network

A forum for top State economic development and commerce officials — including secretaries, commissioners, agency CEOs and executive directors — and their deputies to exchange information, learn from one another, and advance the practice and impact of economic development across the nation.