Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Business Retention


There is a need to focus on creating the best possible business environment for existing businesses and attracting new businesses post-disaster. These business retention resources will help retain, expand, and grow businesses.


Developing a Post-Disaster Economic Recovery Plan Webinar

On March 28th, 2013 IEDC hosted a webinar on developing a post-disaster economic recovery plan with Jerry Bologna, Executive Director of Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JED… …more


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


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


Galveston Economic Recovery Assessment Technical Report

IEDC with support from BCLC sent a team of panel experts to assist Galveston, Texas in their economic recovery from Hurricane Ike in 2008. The team developed this report in January, 2009, Ga… …more


Six Priorities for Short-term Economic Recovery After a Disaster

Six priorities from IEDCs extensive post-disaster economic recovery work since 2005. These are what EDOs and chamber of commerces should prioritize in the weeks and months after a disaster. …more


Webinar Recording – Using Business Retention and Expansion to Mitigate the Effects of Disaster

IEDC held a webinar December 3rd, 2014 on using business retention and expansion to mitigate the effects of disaster. In the post-disaster environment, businesses that do not have strong tie… …more


Webinar: Financing Tools for Retention of Small & Medium-Sized Businesses After a Disaster

This webinar provided the lessons learned in developing and delivering financial programs for impacted small and medium-sized businesses after a major incident. …more


Webinar: Prioritizing Economic Recovery Actions Following a Major Disaster

IEDC hosted a webinar featuring two organizations serving on the ground in economic recovery efforts following major disasters: 1) an EF-5 tornado which touched down in May 2011, devastating 1/3 of Joplin, Missouri and 2) Jefferson Parish (next to New Orleans) which was completely flooded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. …more