The Economic Impact and Potential of Community Resilience

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Many important decisions are driven by taking risks, and people are interested in learning how to mitigate risks to make better choices. Climate change is amplifying the risks of loss throughout the US and as hazards increase, our society develops in vulnerable ways. This result is leading to increasing disaster impacts and mounting costs that […]

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Elevating Equity in Economic Development: An Inclusive Recovery Toolkit Tour

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New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) is wrapping up their two-year Inclusive Recovery Initiative by sharing their lessons and insights in the Inclusive Recovery Toolkit. The Inclusive Recovery Initiative, with collaboration from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation, was a national program supporting Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) and Districts (EDDs) in embedding inclusive […]

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Climate and Resilience in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

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This presentation will focus on some of the new climate and resilience provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) with an emphasis on how they provide opportunities and funding for MPOs. Special focus on the Carbon Reduction Program, the PROTECT Formula Program and the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Formula Program. Presenter: David D’Onofrio, Environmental Protection […]

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The C.U.R.E. to Inclusion, Starts with U

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Ruth Rathblott will share her CURE model for expanding diversity by focusing on inclusion and belonging; she will also share her own story of being born with a limb difference, hiding it for 25 years, and her path to unhiding. Attendees will have the opportunity to explore their own differences through personal reflection and engagement […]

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How the Detroit Regional Partnership Transformed a Traditional Industry Cluster Analysis into a Virtual Business Development Engagement Tool

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The interactive industry cluster business cases developed by the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP), have been instrumental in shifting our business attraction efforts virtually. The tool is used to engage global companies, site location decision makers, as well as regional stakeholders, with our key industry clusters in a dynamic way that has increased connections for business […]

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Emerging Trends on Enhanced Wage Records and the Benefit to Businesses

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States maintain flexibility in the information they require from employers on the wage records of their employees. There has been a growing movement among federal and state agencies, researchers, and even businesses to “enhance” Unemployment Insurance wage records (EWR) to include more data, including hours worked and occupational codes, to better assess job market demands, […]

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