By mhayslett | January 10, 2013
The Council for Community and Economic Research will be offering Basic Analyst Training in March in Washington, DC. Expensive reg, but looks interesting.
+———————————————————————–+ | [Register](http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=77370702&msgi | | d=989721&act=28M5&c=364653&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fc2er.org%2Fevents | | %2FRegistration.asp%3Faction%3Dregform1%26Event_Id%3D90) | | | | (Limited seats available) | | | | The purpose of this training is to enhance the knowledge, skills and | | abilities of those new to community and economic development | | research. This training provides an overview of key data sources and | | effective techniques to conduct research in support of economic | | development strategies. Participants will discover that while there | | is lots of data, focusing on a few important elements and using a few | | proven techniques can provide tremendous insight into the local | | economic condition and monitoring progress over time. Training | | participants also engage in hands-on exercises to find and analyze | | data within a framework of answering practical, real-world questions | | that policymakers and practitioners encounter. For example, when | | asked to perform quality of life benchmarking, track local trends, or | | develop information in support of business recruitment, industry | | cluster building, economic impact assessments, incentive awards, and | | planning efforts. Ways to effectively communicate the results from | | this research to plicy leaders and practitioners are covered. Learn | | more | | [here](http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=77370702&msgid=989 | | 721&act=28M5&c=364653&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.c2er.org%2Fevents% | | 2Ftraining.asp). | | | | Participants will learn: | | | | - Important Data Sources by Topic Area | | - Business & Employment | | - Consumer Activity | | - Demographic | | - Education | | - Residential and Commercial Real Estate | | - Tax Structure & Incentives | | - Transportation & Utilities | | - Quality of Life | | - Workforce | | - Basic Analytic Techniques | | - Basic Industry & Cluster Analysis | | - Business Location Factors | | - Principles of Economic & Fiscal Impact Analysis | | - Primary Data Collection & Survey Methodologies | | - Key Customers & Their Information Needs | | | | Instructors: | | Patty Silverstein, President, Development Research Partners | | Martin Romitti, Senior Vice President, Center for Regional | | Economic Competitiveness | | | | Registration Fees: | | Before March 1, 2012 | | C2er Members/LMI Training Institute Member States* - $650 | | Non-Members - $780 | | | | **After March 1, 2012** | | C2er/LMI Training Institute Members* - $780 | | Non-Members - $935 | +———————————————————————–+
+———————————————————————–+ | *Member rates are available to LMI Training Institute Member State | | staff and C2ER Members. | | | | New members may obtain member rates by including their membership | | application and payment with their registration. Learn more about | | becoming a C2ER Mmeber | | [here](http://click.icptrack.com/icp/relay.php?r=77370702&msgid=989 | | 721&act=28M5&c=364653&destination=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.c2er.org%2Fmembers | | hip%2F). | +———————————————————————–+ | For registration, course content, or logistical questions, please | | contact Spencer Abrams (703) 522-4980 | | x1027. | +———————————————————————–+