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Volunteers Play a Key Role in IEDC’s Recovery Efforts


Owners of the historic Mangrove Mama's, built in 1909, Dane and Ivana Wisnowsky were interviewed by Adam Grinold (right). Photo by Amber K. Pattillo 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 through a disaster in his own back yard ... [Read Full Post]

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 media links, and a parallel website in Spanish. Since 2004, FEMA has declared September as National Preparedness Month. The website dedicated to this, https://www.ready.gov, has evolved from a relatively simple resource for planning for disasters into an elaborate multimedia ... [Read Full Post]

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]