Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council: Regional Economic Adjustment Plan for Building Disaster Resilient Communities (Regional EAP)

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council implemented the Regional Economic Adjustment Plan for Building Disaster Resilient Communities (Regional EAP) that identifies capital improvement projects needed to address the region’s infrastructure, flood control, and economic stability. The plan provides a framework for managing infrastructure, such as storm water systems. Land use characterization studies identify existing and projected future conditions over 10 to 20 years that may impact facility needs. To identify projects, the council created a scoring and priority system that will direct future investments. The Regional EAP also includes a regional centralized GIS database for projects and information on the 187 entities involved that will be available to the public and agencies within the region.

Terrie G. Salinas, Economic Development Director: [email protected]
Kenneth N. Jones, Executive Director: [email protected]
956-682-3481
www.lrgv-regional-eap.com

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