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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]

Volunteers Play a Key Role in IEDC’s Recovery Efforts

Volunteers Play a Key Role in IEDC’s Recovery Efforts

Adam Grinold volunteer profile Adam Grinold, Executive Director of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, fits the profile of a special kind of high-level IEDC volunteer. He is a veteran economic developer who has lived first-hand...[more]

The 2018 National Preparedness Month is here

The 2018 National Preparedness Month is here

This year’s National Preparedness Month continues a tradition begun in 2004. FEMA’s resources devoted to NPM are now more extensive than ever, including a wealth of information on preparing for and dealing with disasters, extensive social m...[more]

New brochure in Spanish! ¡Nuevo folleto en español!

New brochure in Spanish! ¡Nuevo folleto en español!

¿Por qué involucrar empresas pequeñas en continuidad comercial?   Empresas pequeñas tiene una función crítica en la economía local porque proveen servicios y productos necesarios a ambos residentes y grandes empleadores. Después ...[more]



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