Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Economic Diversification


Economic diversification may be defined as a process in which a growing range of economic outputs are produced. Diversified economies are more capable of successful economic recovery. These resources are about diversifying economies both pre and post disaster.


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


Building on Economic Assets in Akron, Ohio after the Decline of the Tire Industry Case Study

The city of Akron, Ohio had to restore its economic base and rebuild the city’s public image with the disappearance of over 20,000 jobs from the “rubber capital of the world” in a rela… …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


Connecting Entrepreneurs to Capital: Workshop Presentation

Given to stakeholders in Southwest Louisiana on September 12, 2013, this presentation was designed for small business support organizations, funders, and entrepreneurs by Jon Gregory, Managi… …more


Economic Diversifcation into Knowledge-based Industries in Ponca City, Oklahoma After the Departure of Conoco Phillips Case Study

Located 90 miles from three metro areas: Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and Wichita, Ponca City was once a small, one-company town with the headquarters of Conoco Oil Company. In the 1990s, the city … …more


Economic Diversification in the San Fernando Valley after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake Case Study

After the devastating Northridge earthquake in 1994 which exacerbated economic conditions in the San Fernando Valley, local officials decided to establish a new economic development alliance… …more


Greater New Orleans: Building on Competitive Advantages to Strengthen Economic Resilience

The NADO Research Foundation has released the latest installment of its case study series, Lessons from the Storm: Case Studies on Economic Recovery and Resilience. The series highlights h… …more


Upcoming Workshop: Connecting Entrepreneurs to Capital on Sept. 12, Lake Charles, LA

Join the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance for a free workshop in Lake Charles, LA. Connecting Entrepreneurs to Cap… …more


Webinar Recording – Diversifying Your Economy Post-Disaster – Identifying Emerging Industries

IEDC held a webinar February 25, 2015 from 2:30-4:00ET titled Diversifying Your Economy Post-Disaster – Identifying Emerging Industries. Communities that depend on one or two major industrie… …more