"The LMI Central Community of Practice’s goal is to advance the application and integration of data, analysis, and research to decision making in national and regional workforce and economic development and economic recovery by establishing and supporting an active national community of practice that will:
- Identify demonstrated practices and partnerships that have made effective use of data analysis and research in shaping critical regional workforce and economic development decisions and strategies.
- Share practices, methods, and techniques that help to facilitate and improve the application and integration of data, analysis and research among data producers and data consumers.
- Encourage and promote capacity building and skill development on the part of data producers and consumers to make better use of established data sources and new tools and technology that support analysis and research." (Abstractor: Author)