EMDC Speaks at NADO’s 2020 Virtual Annual Training Conference

Posted on October 22, 2020 | Success Stories

Best Practices in Resilience Planning to Support Economic Recovery

Thursday, October 22, 2020 1:45pm to 3:00pm

Many EDDs are currently in the process of spending their EDA CARES Act funding to support recovery and resilience in response to the pandemic. While the long-term economic landscape remains unclear, organizations can draw inspiration from prior examples of regions that have planned for resilience and better positioned themselves to recover from other shocks. This session will feature the best practices of three organizations that have embraced resilience planning. You will learn how their approaches and strategies can support your own current efforts to enhance your CEDS, write resilience plans, leverage economic recovery coordinators, and overall make resilience the foundation for how you can approach planning and economic development.

  • Laura Lewis Marchino, Executive Director, Region 9 EDD of SW CO, Durango, CO
  • Joshua Owens, Executive Director, Wharton Economic Development Commission, Wharton, TX
  • Vicki Rusbult, Director of Community & Business Services, Eastern Maine Development Corporation, Bangor, ME
  • Moderator: Brett Schwartz, Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation, Washington, DC

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