[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.

Speakers:

  • 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.

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