Building Disaster Resilient Economies Webinar

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by Matt Black

On January 26, NADO joined the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Council (BCLC) in hosting 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 designations during FY2011.

The webinar also featured three case studies from Denny Coleman of the St. Louis County Economic Council, Tish Hass Williams of the Hancock County Chamber of Commerce (MS), and Janet Thigpen of the Southern Tier Central Regional Planning and Development Board (NY). In addition, Carrie Mulcaire of IEDC provided a basic overview of available post-disaster recovery resources from IEDC and RestoreYourEconomy.org (http://restoreyoureconomy NULL.org/).

Click Here to watch the entire presentation (http://www NULL.ruraltransportation NULL.org/uploads/EDADisaster012612 NULL.wmv). (Windows Media Player)

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