Project Updates (Page 5)
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.
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.
April 15, 2016
Ron Kelly guest lecturers in Dr. Maggie Cowell’s Local Economic Development Planning course at Virginia Tech.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]