Research Analyst/Web Developer
William Cook serves as a Research Analyst/Web Developer for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) and the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER). Mr. Cook provides research analysis and web development for projects, and assists with information technology and data management support throughout the firm. Key projects include:
- Ongoing development and maintenance of web sites for the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC); the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER); the Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute; and the Association for Public Data Users (APDU)
- The “Economic Diversity in Appalachia” web site for the Appalachian Regional Commission, providing interactive access to county level demographic and economic diversity data
- The “Appalachia Then and Now” web site for the Appalachian Regional Commission, documenting 50 years of economic changes in Appalachia
- The “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia” web site for the Appalachian Regional Commission, with information on economic dynamism and the various organizations across Appalachia supporting entrepreneurship
- The State Data Sharing Initiative (SDS) web site, providing guidance on the legal and regulatory landscape governing access to administrative records data
- A Community College Dashboard for the Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC) for member colleges, showing local market information, information on related educational programs, and links to other relevant data sources
- An analysis of the National Labor Exchange (NLx) database of job postings, assessing the quality of the data and whether the NLx tool can be used to better understand and anticipate labor market trends
- Cost of Living Index data review and index calculation
Before joining CREC, Mr. Cook served as a Census enumerator and a survey researcher for George Mason University. He also assisted in contract management and purchasing at Nortel, Lockheed Martin, and Edgemoore Homes, and served as a customer service representative at VeriSign Global Registry Services.
Mr. Cook earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from George Mason University, after garnering an associate’s degree from Northern Virginia Community College.