IEDC Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery Webinar Series

The free IEDC Disaster Preparedness and Economic Recovery webinar series is a yearly series that provides practical information on key topics for economic development organizations and chambers of commerce. Each seminar hosts economic recovery practitioners with real world experience and leadership in the subject matter. Each seminar will feature efforts made in disaster-impacted communities. Attend these interactive sessions to learn how your organization can be better equipped to handle a major disruption – whether caused by natural or manmade events.

Each webinar consists of two parts – a full hour of instruction by speakers followed by a 30 minute Q&A period. The webinars are available at no-cost, thanks to grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). To download any of the previously recorded webinars, please visit our webinar archives page.

Upcoming Webinars

Securing Capital for Recovery and Redevelopment – August 25th, 2:30-4:00 ET

In 2015, there were 10 weather and climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion each across the United States. Rebuilding and redeveloping communities after these costly and less costly events makes many communities realize they are not aware, or not prepared, to secure capital for redevelopment. Don’t be caught off-guard when a crisis hits – attend this webinar to explore both public and private capital sources and learn from real-life examples of how communities secured capital to start rebuilding.

Speaker – Chuck Wemple, Chief Operations Officer, Houston-Galveston Area Council

Click here to register and here to learn about the speakers.


Building Resilience in Rural and Small Communities – October 13th, 2:30-4:00 ET

Guiding Your Community Image and Brand Through A Disasters – December 10th, 2:30-4:00 ET