Disaster Preparedness • Economic Recovery • Resilience

Economic Recovery Planning


Economic recovery planning, a post-disaster strategic plan, provides the opportunity to re-evaluate economic objectives in light of vulnerabilities to disaster, and establish strategies and action steps to make progress toward long-term recovery.


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


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


A Marketing Plan for the Stennis-Michoud Technology Corridor

IEDC provided marketing assistance for the promotion of a technology corridor that runs from Stennis Space Center in Southwest Mississippi to Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisi… …more


A Review of RestoreYourEconomy.org

This presentation includes a review of resources on RestoreYourEconomy.org, discusses short and long-term strategies for economic recovery, and presents several case studies on communities p… …more


America’s Gulf Crisis: A Long-Term Recovery Plan after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Obama Administration in the fall of 2010 put forward an aggressive long-term recovery plan, including a call for dedicated funds, to help strengthen the Gulf region’s environment, econ… …more


Disaster Preparedness for Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

Outlined in this presentation are topics of disaster preparedness for a post-disaster economic recovery. Topics include, financing, capacity building, business community engagement, workforc… …more


Economic Disaster Recovery Summary Report – Calgery, Alberta

In response to the unprecedented flooding that impacted the province of Alberta in June 2013, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) partnered with the British Columbia Economic Development Assoc… …more


Engaging the Private Sector in Successful Long-term Disaster Recovery Presentation

Outlined in this presentation are the roles of economic developers in post-disaster economic recovery and reasons to engage the economic development community in a community’s long-term pl… …more


Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events,

Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration after Catastrophic Events, Government Accounting Office (GAO), July 2009, reviews five catastrophic disasters : the… …more


FEMA’s Emergency Support Function #14’s Long-Term Recovery Annex

FEMA’s Emergency Support Function #14’s Long-Term Recovery Annex identifies and facilitates the use of recovery funding, and provides technical assistance (such as impact analyses) for c… …more


Floods and What Comes After for Queensland

In the Floods and What Comes After for Queensland, Ed Blakely discusses the the principles that should guide recovery after a disaster such as flooding in Queensland during the months of Dec… …more


Gulf Coast Business Reinvestment Forum

Shortly after the events in the Gulf, IEDC co-sponsored the Gulf Coast Business Reinvestment Forum with the US Chamber of Commerce. The Forum was developed in partnership with the states of … …more


IEDC Economic Development Assistance: Report of Findings for WV IAS Communities

IEDC teams conducted five technical assistance visits to each of the WV Hub’s Innovation Acceleration Strategy communities. This report details the findings of those teams, and recommendatio… …more


Leadership in Times of Crisis: Colorado – A Toolkit for Economic Recovery and Resiliency

Developed by IEDC with nationwide input and funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration, this Toolkit is tailored to the state of Colo… …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


Louisiana Speaks: Long-term Community Recovery Planning

Louisiana Speaks: Long-term Community Recovery Planning tool provides pre- and post-disaster planning resources for the folks in Southern Louisiana and beyond. Many resources can be adapted … …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


Opportunities in a Post-Disaster Environment Webinar

The NADO Research Foundation is providing a complimentary webinar, Opportunities for Regional Councils in a Post-Disaster Environment, on December 16, 2010 on the subject of the role and inv… …more


Peer Learning Forum of Innovative Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Economic Resiliency

This report from June, 2011 outlines the existing roles being played by Economic Development Districts (EDDs) in disaster recovery and resiliency, including policy, program and organizationa… …more


Restoring Regional Economies in the Wake of Disaster

This report from December, 2010 explores the pressing economic issues faced by regional councils and economic development organizations in the aftermath of natural disasters. Drawing from re… …more


Sample Business Recovery Guide

To inform local businesses of valuable business assistance resources after a disaster, organizations need to consider creating a small business recovery resource guide. One such business res… …more


The Community Economic Recovery Guidebook

The State of Wisconsin recently produced the Community Economic Recovery Guidebook: Safeguarding Your Economy From Disaster, a disaster recovery guidebook designed for economic development o… …more


Webinar Recording – Identifying Economic Recovery Priorities

On November 12, 2015 IEDC held a webinar on Identifying Economic Recovery Priorities. Following a disaster, there are varying visions for the community’s recovery. To create a thorough rec… …more


What a Successful Disaster Recovery Looks Like Whitepaper

This whitepaper, a publication of the Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), is designed to inform community leaders and federal policymakers on what a successful disaster recovery looks l… …more