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In the Wake of Super Typhoon Yutu, Our Hearts Go Out to the Northern Mariana Islands

In the Wake of Super Typhoon Yutu, Our Hearts Go Out to the Northern Mariana Islands

The International Economic Development Council’s thoughts are with the people of the Northern Mariana Islands as they cope with the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yutu. The storm was a historic weather event, with winds reaching speeds of 1...[more]

Volunteer Gary Conley Supports post-Hurricane Harvey Manufacturing Incubator Initiative in Houston

Volunteer Gary Conley Supports post-Hurricane Harvey Manufacturing Incubator Initiative in Houston

As part of economic recovery efforts for Hurricane Harvey communities, Gary Conley traveled to Houston recently as an IEDC volunteer, where he worked to help develop the East End Maker Hub. The Hub is a proposed new small business incubator...[more]

FEMA Establishes Chatroom for Dialogue with the Private Sector in Hurricane Florence Recovery Effort

FEMA Establishes Chatroom for Dialogue with the Private Sector in Hurricane Florence Recovery Effort

FEMA recently created a chatroom which will allow for ongoing dialogue with private sector organizations. Participants can access the new Private Sector Collaboration Dashboard as a guest, or can set up a user name and password. A press ...[more]

GAO Report Reviews 2017 Government Recovery Effort: Overall Praise for Follow-up after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma; but Criticism for Maria Response

GAO Report Reviews 2017 Government Recovery Effort: Overall Praise for Follow-up after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma; but Criticism for Maria Response

A recent GAO report praised the U.S government’s recovery efforts after hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 in Texas, Florida, and California – while criticizing the response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Titled 2017 Hurricanes and Wil...[more]

In Houston, a Record $2.5 Billion Bond Referendum for Flood Control is Passed

In Houston, a Record $2.5 Billion Bond Referendum for Flood Control is Passed

Exactly a year after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast of Texas, voters in the Houston area overwhelmingly approved a $2.5 billion bond issue for flood control. The Category 4 storm made landfall on August 25, 2017, causing more th...[more]



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