On January 26th, IEDC joined the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Council (BCLC) in co-sponsoring a webinar on post-disaster, long-term economic recovery. The event provided preliminary guidance on the funding priorities and requirements for EDA’s FY2012 appropriations of $200 million for long-term disaster recovery. This money is restricted to areas receiving a major FEMA disaster designation during fiscal year 2011, which runs October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011.
The webinar featured three case studies from Denny Coleman of the St. Louis County Economic Council, Tish Williams of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce (MS), and Janet Thigpen of the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (NY). Carrie Mulcaire of IEDC also provided a basic overview a disaster recovery web portal, RestoreYourEconomy.org.
Click here for a link to watch the webinar presentation or download speaker powerpoint presentations.
RestoreYourEconomy.org provides resources and best practice information for public and private stakeholders who are seeking to rebuild their local economies after an economic disruption, be it a natural disaster or man-made crisis, as well as assist the business community in preparing for a disruption.