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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 de un gran desastre, sus ausencias se sienten profundamente cuando gasolineras y supermercados se quedan cerrados, cadenas de suministro locales se interrumpen, y los residentes no tiene accesos a servicios necesarios para la calidad de vida. La preparación de empresas pequeñas falla ... [Read Full Post]

IEDC’s Jeff Finkle Talks Economic Recovery Post-Hurricanes in Puerto Rico


Event Description in Spanish: Continuamos en la Conferencia sobre el Proceso de Recuperación Económica de la Región Centro Oriental en Gurabo, #PuertoRico. Presentada por la Iniciativa Tecnológica Centro Oriental (Inteco) y el Concilio Internacional de Desarrollo Económico (International Economic Development Council) Oradores: Jeff Finkle, presidente y principal oficial ejecutivo del Concilio Internacional de Desarrollo Económico y Rodrick Miller, presidente y principal oficial ejecutivo de Ascendant Global ... [Read Full Post]

Community Colleges’ Roles in Economic Diversification


This trio of papers was developed to explore the various ways that community colleges aid the economic diversification of their service areas. The papers were developed in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, to support economic diversification efforts in communities in Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee that have been affected by the changes in the coal industry. Community colleges’ roles are organized into three themes: “ [Read Full Post]

IEDC’s Heartfelt Condolences to Those Impacted by Recent Hurricanes & Tropical Storms


IEDC’s board of directors and staff send our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to those who are being impacted by the recent hurricanes and tropical storms, including Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and other catastrophic and unprecedented events. We also send our deepest condolences to those impacted by the west coast fires. We hope for a full recovery in all communities that are impacted. IEDC is committed to sharing resources that help communities build ... [Read Full Post]

Webinars for economic development in small and rural Communities that have faced disinvestment


This series of six webinars addressed top challenges faced by small and rural communities who had coal impacted economies and explored opportunities for these communities to build and diversify their economies. Click below to access the full webinar recording, as well as the presentations and the biographies of the speakers. Business Retention and Expansion Programs for Existing Businesses Marketing Strategies and Tactics ... [Read Full Post]