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NADO Research Foundation Releases New Report and Website on Regional Resilience


The NADO Research Foundation has released Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches, a report that summarizes the rapidly-growing body of research on resilience, describing the main ideas that are driving policy and practice across the country and examining current thinking on regional and economic resilience.  It is intended for regional development organizations as well as local governments, community foundations, voluntary organizations, ... [Read Full Post]

Hurricane Katrina, 10 years Later: Reflecting on Then and Now


Gulf Coast residents knew it was coming, and they knew it would be bad – but few probably imagined just how devastating it would be. Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, flooding 80 percent of New Orleans, obliterating entire towns in Mississippi, killing more than 1,500 people and causing billions in damages (Time; Washington Post). ... [Read Full Post]

Webinar Recording – Developing an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Resiliency


IEDC held a webinar on August 6 titled Developing an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for Resiliency. Entrepreneurs are the rainbow following the storm for many communities. Not only are they creating jobs, filling a vacant space, and possibly, contributing to the diversity of the economy, they can spark the rebirth of a community. Creating and nurturing an active ecosystem prior to a disaster can retain the ... [Read Full Post]

Webinar Recording – Building Resilience in Your Economy


IEDC on July 22 held this webinar on Building Resilience in Your Economy. Everyone’s talking about resilience. What does it mean for your community? EDOs are often unexpectedly called to action when there’s a manmade or natural event that suddenly disrupts the economy. Whether you’re considering the results of a major plant closure or a flooded downtown, often times ... [Read Full Post]

Materials Available from “Making Resilience the New Normal” Convening (Washington, DC)


Across the country, local and regional agencies are finding new ways of building resilience through their day-to-day decisions.  By applying a new lens to not only disaster recovery but also to planning, zoning, capital investment, lending, and other routine services, they are making their communities better able to withstand and bounce back from natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. On May 19-20, the NADO Research Foundation and the International Economic Development ... [Read Full Post]