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The eight-part COVID-19 Recovery and Resiliency webinar series began Tuesday, Sept. 14, presented by Arkansas State University’s Delta Center for Economic Development (DCED), the Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI), and the Association of Arkansas Development Organizations (AADO).
These events, free and open to the public, featured key information, resources, and training for community leaders and small business owners who want to build resiliency for future economic disruptions.
Choose a session below to watch the complete recording.
Charles Marohn, CEO of Strong Towns and Co-Founder, stops by to give an important presentation on building a strong community. Others featured are Dr. Michael Pakko, Jorge Ayala, and Retail/Downtown Strategies.
Featuring: Federal Partners panel with representatives from EDA, FEMA, ETA, USDA, NTIA, HUD; State Partners panel with representatives from the Arkansas Department of Commerce; Hagerty Consulting.
For this third session, we open with a look into Arkansas' current state of health by Teresa Hudson. From there we get a crash course on the impact of Rural Health from Alan Morgan and Tom Morris. D.O. Brookshield Laurent stopped by to update us on the current state of our state's health care staff.
This session features Dana Dussing Berry, Stone Ward Publications Lead. Her presentation is on Crisis Communication Tips and the managing of PR.
Allison Wright opens this webinar on how to navigate the 2020 Census Data and how to use data.census.gov. Julie Trivitt speaks on Heartland Forward and Arkansas Data. Mary Margaret Jackson closes out the webinar by teaching us a bit about Grant Writing in 2021.
To begin this session, Mark Goodman speaks on Innovative Business Recovery Models and Maria Watson informs us on Business Continuity Planning. The Webinar ends with Shane Broadway and Andrea Henderson giving us tips on reskilling your workforce to thrive in times of uncertainty.
Jeff Amerine and Jeff Standridge from Startup Junkie speak on building sustainable ecosystems in unexpected places. Richard Duda, from SBA, gives us an overview of SBA. Phil Plyer educates on AMS and its services and programs. Whitney Horton lets us in on a few ASBTDC Resources.
A panel of speakers discuss the state of broadband in Arkansas and what they hope for the future as the state moves forward.
The Delta Center for Economic Development is the community and economic development outreach center for Arkansas State University. Designated a University Center by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, the Delta Center works to provide a comprehensive approach to serving businesses, government and citizens of Arkansas.
AEDI provides research, technical assistance, and training to support and enhance economic development and thus improve the quality of life/place throughout the State.
The Association of Arkansas Development Organizations (AADO) is the association of the eight EDA development districts (PDDS/EDDs) within Arkansas.