RestoreYourEconomy is your resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts. It is managed by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) with generous support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and IEDC's Economic Development Research Partners program.

If you have a resource or example of an effective strategy in your community that would be helpful to other EDOs in responding to COVID-19, let us know using the Contact Form to share your story. 

On Friday, May 29, IEDC hosted a webinar entitled “Applying for EDA Funding Made Possible Through the CARES ACT”. During the session, Joy Wilkins, CEcD and Principal at Serving Communities, explained the ins and outs of applying for funding and developing a successful application. Paul Raetsch, former Director of the EDA Philadelphia Regional Office, moderated and led the discussion during a Q+A with Wilkins and IEDC VP of Knowledge Management and Development, Frankie Clogston, PhD. 

On May 22, IEDC hosted a webinar entitled, "An Update of the CARES Act”, in which staff from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and an experienced economic developer detailed EDA’s $1.5 billion in funding to help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19, and how communities can apply for funds.  

State by state, the US economy is slowly continuing to reopen after most states shut down abruptly in mid March. In April, as governors started to discuss what reopening in their states may look like, three interstate partnerships were formed. The goal of these partnerships is to protect public health and restore the economy through a regional approach. 


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