[Webinar Recording]: Supporting Inclusive Economic Development in EDD’s COVID-19 Recovery

Posted on: May 20th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

Recently, the US Economic Development Administration (EDA) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov) announced a new project funding New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) (https://newgrowth NULL.org/) and sub-awardee NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) to promote inclusive growth strategies for the national network of Economic Development Districts (EDDs) (https://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/edd/).  This webinar described how the project will support a National Community of Practice and provide technical assistance to six EDDs on integrating inclusive economic development strategies into their COVID-19 recovery. This session also shared more about the benefits of inclusive economic growth and how these models – which equitably engage all individuals and assets in the community – can lead to stronger recovery and greater regional competitiveness.

EDDs interested in applying to receive direct technical assistance should e-mail [email protected] (innovate null@null newgrowth NULL.org) by 5/31/21.


  • Ryan M. Smith, Research and National Technical Assistance Coordinator, Performance and National Programs, Economic Development Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Yasmina McCarty,  CEO & President, New Growth Innovation Network
  • Brett Schwartz, Associate Director, NADO Research Foundation

Click here to access the presentation slides (PDF)

Additional Resources and Information:

  • New Growth Innovation Network website (https://newgrowth NULL.org/)
  • EDA Investment Priorities (https://eda NULL.gov/about/investment-priorities/)
  • Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government (Jan. 20, 2021) (https://www NULL.whitehouse NULL.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/01/20/executive-order-advancing-racial-equity-and-support-for-underserved-communities-through-the-federal-government/)
  • Equity and Inclusion Resources for Regional Development Organizations (RDOs)

This webinar is presented as part of a project funded through a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/)U.S. Department of Commerce (https://www NULL.commerce NULL.gov/).  The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.

This entry was posted in Latest News, Regional and Community Planning, Regional Economic Development, Training, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.