On December 2nd, New America’s Future Tense program hosted an online webinar titled ‘Heat Map: A Climate of Change in America’. The discussion revolved around the Ten Across Initiative, a coalition from Los Angeles to Jacksonville that is designed to be a precursor for the rest of the country for social, demographic, economic, and climate change, and how different locations are approaching these issues.
According to e-commerce statistics for 2020, 95 percent of retail sales are expected to be made via the internet by 2040. In this environment, businesses that rely on traditional marketing techniques are at a disadvantage.
The world is facing unprecedented times in the fight against COVID-19. With global pandemics -- as with natural disasters -- it is a challenge to determine when and where they may occur. This is why, in preparation for all disasters, it is crucial that economic development organizations (EDOs) be ready to act upon their economic recovery plans.
When COVID hit with vigor in March, the country ground to a halt struggling to understand this virus and all its implications. Many of us in the economic development world were sent home to sit at our desks and try to hash out how this would affect our local economies. In Pueblo County, Colorado, a taskforce was quickly formed, first to discuss what might be done to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 shutdown, then to take determined and data-driven action.