“Strategies to Support Economic Diversification” Webinar Tutorial

Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

Planning for economic diversification is an important undertaking to explore through your Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com).  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable to both immediate shocks and longer, slow-moving chronic trends.
Economic diversification helps support regional resilience (https://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com/resilience NULL.html), a concept that should be woven into all aspects of your CEDS and can serve as a guiding framework for how your district approaches regional planning and economic development.  Regions and communities that diversify their economies are much better positioned to face a mix of inevitable future shocks and disruptions.

This webinar tutorial provides the following:

  • The basics of economic diversification
  • How to measure diversification
  • Best practices to support economic diversification
  • Lessons learned from coal communities
  • Key tips for revitalization through diversification

Trainer: Erik Pages, Founder/President, Entreworks Consulting  (http://entreworks NULL.net/index NULL.php)

Download the presentation slides here (PDF).

For more information, contact NADO Research Foundation Associate Director Brett Schwartz at [email protected] (bschwartz null@null nado NULL.org).

This tutorial was developed as part of NADO RF’s Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) program, supported through a generous grant from the US Economic Development Administration.

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