This 2014 report of Improving Economic Resilience outlines the findings of the technical assistance to the Town of Union, New York. The International Economic Development Council (IEDC), with funding from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), was retained to assist the Town of Union. This report is a based off a three day site visit and background report of the Town.
This report reviews the Town of Union's economic development organization’s operations, organizational and programmatic capacity and staff resources with a specific focus on marketing, business attraction, retention, and expansion. The IEDC conducted this study with the goal of providing specific advice on how to strengthen existing programs and to develop new programs or strategies so that businesses, the organization, and the community can be more resilient from an economic perspective to handle any future crisis. The IEDC closely examined the current programs and strategies that address disaster resilience, including planning efforts that are already underway.
The technical assistance team included:
Improving Economic Resilience in the Town of Union, New York
- Chuck Wolfe, President of Claggett Wolfe Associates,
- Julie Glover, Administrator with the Economic Development Program for the City of Denton, Texas,
- Sara Dunnigan, CEcD, Principal of Dunnigan Consulting,
- Rob Camoin, CEcD, President and CEO of Camoin Associates
- Scott Annis, Economic Development Associate, IEDC
This technical assistance project was funded through a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), Economic Adjustment Assistance Project No. 08-79-04593. The grant is focused on long-term economic recovery of FY2011 disaster-impacted communities and regions in the EDA Philadelphia office region. The statements, findings, conclusions, recommendations, and other data in this report are solely those of IEDC and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).