About CREC

The Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization founded to provide policy-makers from around the world with the information and technical assistance they need to formulate and execute innovative, regional, job-creating economic strategies.

Our staff members come from around the globe, bringing with them diverse backgrounds, and world-class skill sets.

CREC staff

Spencer Abrams
Manager of Operations, Events, & Communications


Spencer Abrams has served as Manager of Operations, Events, & Communications for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) since 2010. His duties include financial management support, event coordination, communication management, and administrative support.

Mr. Abrams is responsible for the logistical coordination and execution of the annual conferences for both C2ER/LMI Institute (250+ attendees), APDU (Association of Public Data Users) (200+ attendees), CIC (Community Indicators Consortium) (100+ attendees), PMP (Projections Managing Partnership) (180+ attendees). He also manages the logistics and execution of 15+ in-person or virtual trainings per year (~25+ attendees). Mr. Abrams is also responsible for C2ER’s communication programs.  This includes design, editing, and distribution of weekly email updates as well as maintaining the Twitter and Facebook social media accounts. In addition, Mr. Abrams supervises the invoicing of subscribers and members as well as maintenance of the membership database. Mr. Abrams is an integral part of CREC’s marketing team, helping design and implement marketing strategy for events, as well as subscription and membership programs.

Prior to joining CREC, Mr. Abrams worked for 17 years in business and operational management.  He has significant experience in business operations, budgeting, personnel and multi-unit management, and training.

Mr. Abrams received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication from Towson University.

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