Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Webinar Recordings

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Revolving Loan Funds for Disaster Recovery


Maximizing the use of Federal and State Tools for Economic Development

Preserving our Stories-Opportunities for Heritage Tourism

Best Practices for Dealing with Dilapidated and Abandoned Properties

Rivers & Recreational Trails as Attractions for Tourism and Business Development

Marketing for Small and Rural Communities

Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Programs for Existing Business

Guiding Your Community Image and Brand Through A Disaster  

Asset Mapping for Economic Resilience Building Resilience in Rural and Small Communities

Building Economic Independence: Soft Skill Development

Securing Capital for Recovery and Redevelopment

Identifying Economic Recovery Priorities

Developing an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Resiliency

Building Resiliency in Your Economy Strategies to Retain Businesses After a Crisis

Bolstering Workforce – Adapting to Changing Economic Landscapes

Diversifying Your Economy Post-Disaster – Identifying Emerging Industries

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 ’Open for Business’: Crisis Communication 

Using Business Retention and Expansion to Mitigate the Effects of Disaster

How to Write a Winning Grant Application

Navigating Federal Resources for Long-Term Recovery in Rural Communities

Fundraising Strategies for Economic Transformation

Creating Successful Partnerships with the Private Sector

Addressing Blight in Disaster-Impacted Neighborhoods  

Asset Mapping & Data Collection Before a Crisis

Long-Term Recovery: Addressing Business Failures in Years 2-5

Establishing a 501c3 for Economic Development & Recovery

Preparing for the Unexpected: Is Your Organization Ready?  

Lessons from the Field: Small Business Recovery Strategies After a Disaster

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Transitioning Skills to New Market Realities – Developing Workforce Training Programs in Disaster-Impacted Communities

How to Successfully Collaborate with Federal Partners in Disaster Recovery  

Effective Communication Methods Before and After a Disaster

Establishing a Small Business Emergency Loan Fund Program after a Disaster

Building Organizational Capacity for Disaster Recovery in Small Communities and Rural Places

How to Prepare for the Next Major Economic Disruption Developing a Post-Disaster Economic Recovery Plan

Financing Critical Infrastructure and Redevelopment Projects Following a Major Disaster 

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How to Engage Local Businesses in Critical Disaster Preparation Activities

Prioritizing Economic Recovery Actions Following a Major Disaster

Initiatives to Protect Community Assets From Disaster  

Financing Tools for Retention of Small & Medium-Sized Businesses After a Disaster  

Strategies to Spur Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities



The Disaster Preparedness & Economic Recovery webinar series is supported by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).






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Building Disaster Resilient Economies Webinar

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Financial Resiliency in the Face of Disasters Webinar Recording

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From the County Up: Toward a 2030 Vision of Disaster Resilience – Webinar

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Opportunities in a Post-Disaster Environment Webinar

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Strengthening Regional Economic Resilience through Business Continuity Planning: Webinar Recording Available for Download

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Transportation and Disaster Recovery: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Irene Webinar

Lessons Learned from Irene: Vermont RPCs Address Transportation System Recovery, profiles the Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) efforts to assist Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) with Hurricane Irene recovery. …more

Using Community and Economic Development Strategies to Build Disaster Resilient Economies

In the wake of natural disasters, local and regional economies are extremely vulnerable.  Businesses can suffer costly damage, be cut off from supplies, lose sales, and experience disrupted operations.  In some cases, they may even be forced to clo… …more

Webinar on EDA’s New Online Resource: The Triple Bottom Line Tool

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Webinar Recording: Broadband Technology Has Arrived…Now What?

On February 11, 2016, IEDC held this webinar titled Broadband Technology Has Arrived…Now What? Broadband technology is a key asset to a growing and thriving economy. Cities are establishing high-speed internet service for their citizens and busine… …more