On July 29 and 30, 2014, the LMI Institute held its latest training session in Sacramento, CA. The training covered two different economic analysis topics: Cluster Mapping and the Basics of Economic Impact Analysis. Over twenty participants spent two days learning about these topics through a variety of presentations, group exercises and other interactive activities. On July 29th, Sarah Jane Maxted and Jenny Zhao of Harvard Business School instructed participants about the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project, a national economic initiative that aims to strengthen U.S. competitiveness by understanding the economic performance of clusters and regions across the U.S. This training was previously held in Boston, MA in June. The upcoming official launch event for the new U.S. Cluster Mapping website will take place at Mapping the Midwest Future: Regional Innovation Clusters and Competitiveness on September 29-30, 2014.