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Event:
Free Session – Building Resilience Into Your Economy
Date:
June 9, 2016 1:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Updated:
May 25, 2016
Venue:
Salons E-F, Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas
Address:
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221 E Las Colinas Blvd , Irving, TX, 75039, United States

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), in partnership with the Texas Economic Development Council(TEDC), invites you to attend this free session June 9 from 1:30-2:30.

This session takes place in conjunction with TEDC’s Mid-Year conference and is free and open to the public. Attendees are only permitted to attend this session. If you would like to attend other sessions of the conference, please register for the conference.

Session Description:
Everyone’s talking about resilience, but what does it mean for your community? Is your EDO prepared for the next event? If something destroyed multiple businesses tomorrow, do you have strategies in place to quickly recover economically? Without resilience, much of your hard work to grow the local economies can be rapidly reversed and take years to rebuild. With so much at stake, it’s crucial to build capacity and resilience measures into your plans. This session will explore real-world examples and strategies that can be replicated in your community to help you and your businesses create a resilient economy.

Speakers:
Regina Lindsey, CEcD – President and CEO, Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
Chuck Wemple – Chief Operating Officer, Houston-Galveston Area Council

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Acknowledgments
This session is funded by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Austin Regional Office, Project No. 08-06-05058. The statements and recommendations are solely those of IEDC and speakers, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. EDA. This session is part of a larger grant funded by the aforementioned U.S. EDA, which focuses on providing resources in disaster preparedness and economic recovery for communities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.

IEDC would also like to thank the Texas Economic Development Council for their donation of space and equipment for this session.