Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Case Studies: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships in Economic Disaster Recovery and Economic Resiliency


Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are used for numerous collaborations between the government and the private sector, but the ways in which they have developed to support economic recovery and resiliency differ from traditional PPPs — and even from more recent, and complex PPPs. These PPPs play an increasingly important role in our national approach to emergency management and disaster recovery. In this briefing, the International Economic Development Council has compiled five case studies to highlight best practices and strategies for creating PPPs for disaster recovery.
Case studies include:
- Business Recovery Center, Joplin, Missouri:PPP between Joplin Chamber of Commerce, SBA, and Missouri Southern State University for tornado recovery- New Orleans Business Alliance:PPP between City of New Orleans and private community investors for post-Katrina recovery- Safeguard Iowa Partnership: partnership between Iowa Business Council, Business Executives for National Security, and federal agencies for disaster preparedness

- The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA): 25-year PPP for resiliency established after San Fernando Valley earthquake

- Bastrop Country Business Recovery Team (BCBRT): Partnership between city and county agencies and SBA for fire recovery

Acknowledgements

This research project was accomplished through the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)’s Economic Adjustment Assistance Project No. 08-06-05058. The statements, findings, conclusions, recommendations, and other data in this report are solely those of IEDC and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Economic Development Administration. This report is part of a larger compendium of research and technical assistance produced by IEDC and funded by the aforementioned U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant, which focuses on long-term economic resilience and recovery for disaster-impacted communities in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.