2014 Webinar Series
This webinar demonstrates for economic developers how to develop crisis communication skills to make sure people know your businesses and region is recovering and functioning. This webinar also includes real-life examples of how proper communication has ensured a faster economic recovery post-disaster.
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In this webinar two industry leaders discussed the application of BRE strategies as the underpinning for preparedness and response to natural and man-made disasters.
This webinar explored best practices in successful grant applications. Participants learned how to identify the right grantor, create a grant-writing calendar, develop a comprehensive grant application strategy, and enhance their grant-writing technique.
This webinar uncovered the economic recovery resources available for rural communities with a focus on resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Speakers in this webinar discussed the requirements for programs and provided the tools needed to effectively apply. Speakers also talked from recent disaster experiences and lessons learned with finding and applying for federal resources.
This webinar speakers addressed key components to a campaign including building strategic partnerships, identifying potential contributors, and effective tools and strategies for running a successful campaign. Speakers also addressed how to identify and approach the appropriate corporate and community foundations for business and economic recovery and resiliency projects.
This webinar outlined the key actions for developing trusting strategic alliances between the public and private sectors. The webinar also discussed how to avoid potential pitfalls and to align strategic interests from varying parties.
This webinar explored how economic developers can work with local government and citizens to develop and implement blight eliminating programs. The webinar also looked at how neighborhood commerce can assist in blight elimination and how to address vacancy issues.
IEDC hosted a webinar on Asset Mapping & Data Collection Before a Crisis. This webinar explores strategies for asset mapping and data collection to prepare your community for when disaster strikes.
IEDC hosted a webinar on Long-Term Recovery: Addressing Business Failures in Years 2-5. This webinar provides practical advice on how to prepare for what happens in the long-term after your community has moved on from a disaster.
IEDC hosted a webinar on Establishing a 501c3 for Economic Development & Recovery. This webinar addresses the critical steps for creating a 501(c)(3) economic development organization, including advice on the IRS application process.
IEDC hosted a webinar on Preparing for the Unexpected: Is Your Organization Ready. This webinar addresses organizational preparedness, from the steps that will keep your agency functioning to the plans that will coordinate business and community recovery.
IEDC hosted the webinar on Lessons from the Field: Small Business Recovery Strategies After a Disaster. This webinar contrasts achievements of small business recovery programs in two communities, both of which have evolved to offer support and resources to local businesses after major disasters.
The “2014 Disaster Preparedness & Economic Recovery “ webinar series is supported by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).