“Incorporating Resilience into the CEDS” Webinar Tutorial

Resilience planning provides a very workable framework to support building strong and prosperous communities and regions.  This 20-minute webinar lecture covers the ins and outs of economic resilience, what it means, why it matters, and how best to incorporate resilience into your region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS).

During this presentation, you will learn:

  • a definition of resilience that includes both natural and man-made shocks and disruptions
  • the value of taking a regional approach to resilience planning
  • the role of regional development organizations in supporting resilience efforts
  • examples of case study best practice for infusing resilience into the CEDS content guidelines

Download the presentation slides here (PDF).

For more information, contact NADO Research Foundation Associate Director Brett Schwartz at [email protected].

This tutorial was developed as part of NADO RF’s Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions program, supported through a generous grant from the US Economic Development Administration.

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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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