Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Business Resilience


This page list resources for business owners and economic developers to ensure business resilience; the  ability of an organization or business(s) to absorb the impact of a disaster or other significant disturbance and to still continue to provide an acceptable level of service.


Leadership in a Time of Crisis: A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

IEDC is proud to announce the release of a revised Leadership in a Time of Crisis toolkit. The toolkit was developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by grants from the U.S…. …more


A Decade of Disasters

The U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC)’s 2010 report on disaster resiliency and recovery which features best practices and lessons learned from communities impacted b… …more


Business Continuity and Preparedness Toolkits

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) provides two free useful tools for small businesses, one focused on business continuity, the other on business preparedness. Hav… …more


Business Recovery Center Model – Mississippi Gulf Coast

The Deepwater Horizon Oil spill has had far-reaching impacts for the entire Gulf Coast and beyond. Despite these impacts, the Mississippi Coastal Region has an opportunity to transform its f… …more


Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013 – From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction

This United Nations report, GAR13, explores how businesses, by investing in disaster risk management, can reduce costs and interruptions represented by disaster losses and impacts; how per… …more


Lessons Learned in Post-Disaster Economic Recovery and Resiliency

This presentation discusses the economic issues that commonly arise after a disaster, and presents strategies and action steps for short, intermediate and long-term economic recovery. Additi… …more


Materials from Workshops "Keeping Our Businesses Strong: Strategies for Business Continuity in the Face of Disasters"

On March 10,  11,  and May 12, 2015, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) hosted t… …more


NADO’s Regional Resilience Report

The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce the release of a new special report, Regional Resilience. The issue brief summarizes recent research and practice on economic and communit… …more


Rebuilding the Fisheries Industry

Both natural and man-made disasters can impact the fisheries industry. Depending on the nature of the disaster, fishing beds may not be impacted, while boats, equipment and other assets suff… …more


Resources for Rebuilding the Tourism and Fisheries Industries

The increase in the occurrence and devastation of natural and man-made disasters is impacting the local economy in many communities. Communities that rely on seasonal industries such as tour… …more


SBA’s Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP)

The Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Plan (DPRP) replaces the Small Business Administration’s Disaster Recovery Plan in its entirety. While the DPRP represents a new document to meet the… …more


Seminar- Leading Economically Resilient Communities: What Public Officials Need to Prioritize Before & After a Major Economic Disruption

After a major disaster, local governing becomes increasingly complex for public officials who face challenges of communication, maintaining financial stability, and determining resource allo… …more


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

On April 22nd, 2014, IEDC presented this webinar on “Long-Term Recovery: Addressing Business Failures in Years 2-5.” The street lights are back on, the debris has all been removed, and your … …more