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 serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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