Project Updates (Page 5)

CREC Moderates Panel at SSBCI Conference in Washington, D.C.
May 6, 2016

Ken Poole moderated a panel discussing strategies for federal agencies to partner with states on small business lending at the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Conference in Washington, D.C.

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CREC Prepares for 2017 C2ER Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado
April 29, 2016

Sean McNamara and Spencer Abrams traveled to Denver, Colorado ahead of choosing a hotel to be the site of the 2017 Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) Annual Conference and Labor Market Information (LMI) Institute Annual Forum.

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CREC Guest Lectures Economic Development Course at Virginia Tech
April 15, 2016

Ron Kelly guest lecturers in Dr. Maggie Cowell’s Local Economic Development Planning course at Virginia Tech.

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CREC Delivers LMI Institute Training in Sacramento, California
April 15, 2016

Haden Springer and Jennie Allison delivered the LMI Institute’s Basic Labor Market Information Analyst training to 30 participants from four states.

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C2ER Sponsors 55th Annual SRSA Conference in Arlington, Virginia
April 2, 2016

Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) was a sponsor at the 55th Annual Southern Regional Science Association (SRSA) Conference in Arlington, Virginia.

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CREC Delivers C2ER/LMI Training in Norfolk, Virginia
March 28, 2016

Haden Springer, John Marotta, Charlie Braunlich, and Jo Jaroscak joined by SYNEVA Economics Professor, Tom Tveidt, and University of Massachusetts-Amherst Associate Professor, Henry Renski delivered C2ER’s Foundations of Applied Economic Development Research course to more than 30 workforce and economic development professionals from 11 states.

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CREC Delivers Training at 2016 NAWB Forum in Washington, D.C.
March 22, 2016

Haden Springer and Lindsay Johnson joined by Instructor, Martin Romitti, delivered a training to workforce development professionals at the 2016 National Association for Workforce Boards (NAWB) Forum in Washington, D.C.

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CREC’s Kenneth Poole Receives U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics Innovation Award
March 8, 2016

  Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) CEO Kenneth Poole was recognized Monday for his work to promote efforts around the U.S. Census Bureau’s Local Employment Dynamics (LED) program. In doing so, Census noted that his efforts raise the bar on practices that help America’s jobs, workers, and local economies. Poole, who founded CREC in 2000, stated […]

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‘First 12 Manufacturing Communities’ Receive Bipartisan Boost
March 7, 2016

A new bill would create a long-term program to competitively award regions with the “Manufacturing Community” designation and associated funding benefits. Winning communities given the designation would move to the front of the line when applying for up to $1.3 billion in available federal economic development funding for manufacturing. This comes off the heels of President […]

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Analysis: Addressing the Skills Gap Starts in Your Own Office
March 3, 2016

A survey from the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that government and nonprofit employers have a more-difficult time with recent-graduate hires. Most of the issues cited involve “soft skills.” Of the 700 employers in the survey who offered feedback on specific troubles they experienced with recent grads, most mentioned communication and critical thinking. Specifically, the employers stated […]

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