An Improved Federal Response to Post-Disaster Economic Recovery

Developed by a working group of representatives convened by the International Economic Development Council, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and the National Association of Development Organizations, this report identifies capacity, resource and regulatory constraints imposed on local communities after a disaster, and presents a series of recommendations on how federal partners could better assist these communities in their recovery effort.

Click here to view An Improved Federal Response to Post-Disaster Economic Recovery (PDF), funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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