Labor Market Information (LMI): Using Big Data to Drive Local Change

Data geek is the new chic.

There is a tremendous volume of workforce and economic data available, but most people don’t know how to use the information to transform the customer experience.

The Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives has developed a three-day labor market information (LMI) training certification to help ensure your organization can tap into the power of big data.

Build your resume at the same time you’re boosting local results.


You’ll be one of a handful of professionals capable of understanding how demographic and labor market information is organized and where it can be obtained. You’ll also learn how to apply the data to better assist customers.

As part of the third cohort of trained workforce data professionals, you’ll become part of a growing network of labor market specialists and a key resource to your organization and your partners.


Nominations are being sought for individuals from Michigan Works! Agencies and economic development organizations representing each region.

Participation in this exclusive training is limited.


Please submit a nominee bio (200 words or less) that includes nominee knowledge, skills and background by June 2, 2017  to Joe Quick, Director of Business Solutions,

Selection and notification will be made by June 23, 2017.


Member / Non-member: $370


August 14–16, 2017

Mid-Michigan Community College
600 S Summerton Rd
Rooms: Doan 127 & 126
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48858

  • Registration: 8:00 – 8:30 
  • Training: 8:30 – 5:00 on August 14 &15 and 8:30 – 12:30 on August 16

This training is led by Dr. Leonidas Murembya. Additional staff from the State of Michigan's Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives department and Unemployment Insurance Agency will also be on hand to present content. 

Dr. Murembya is an economic specialist at the Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives.

He coordinates the Bureau’s regional economic research, including writing monthly regional labor market analyses, developing and delivering a LMI certification training program for Michigan’s LMI users, and presenting to regional economic and workforce developers on local area’s economic trends.

Dr. Murembya is also an assistant professor of economics at Michigan State University, where he develops and teaches courses in development economics and evaluation of public policies and programs.