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Webinar Recording: Revolving Loan Funds for Disaster Recovery


Click here to download the webinar recording Click here to download the webinar presentations Date: March 28, 2019 Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy, yet they often lack the financial resources to weather the impacts of man-made and natural disasters. To help small business survive these events, an increasing number of economic development organizations are offering financial and technical ... [Read Full Post]

States of Resilience: A Comparison of Resilience Efforts in U.S. States and territories


This new IEDC report looks at how U.S. States and two dependent territories (Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) are preparing for and dealing with the economic impacts of disaster events. The report begins with an attempt to define resilience. The interviews found most organizations focus on the impacts of extreme weather, although many also acknowledged the need to look at a broader range of threats. ... [Read Full Post]

Join us on 3/28 for our FREE webinar: Revolving Loan Funds for Disaster Recovery!


Revolving Loan Funds for Disaster Recovery March 28, 2019 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET Small businesses are the backbone of any local economy, yet they often lack the financial resources to weather the impacts of man-made and natural disasters. To help small business survive these events, an increasing number of economic development organizations are offering financial and technical assistance like revolving loan funds (RLFs). In conjunction with IEDC's new publication ... [Read Full Post]

Economic Recovery Forum at the 2018 Annual Conference


The 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia included a morning forum, on October 3, on Economic Recovery from extreme weather events. The purpose of the forum was to capture and analyze the insights from economic developers in disaster-impacted communities and share best practices. The sessions featured perspectives from: - communities in Puerto Rico, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands - economic recovery volunteers sent to Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands; and - federal officials from EDA, ... [Read Full Post]

Island Economic Resiliency at the 2018 Annual Conference


The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) organized the "Island Economic Resiliency Roundtable," a special event for island-based economic developers, community leaders and subject matter experts that took place in Atlanta, Georgia on October 3, 2018. As an event that took place after the IEDC Annual Conference, this forum was organized as part of an effort to promote inclusive economic development and recognize the unique characteristics of island economies and the challenges faced by island-based economic ... [Read Full Post]