A panel of local leaders will discuss the role their organizations are playing in supporting struggling small businesses and connecting them to resources at the local, state, and federal levels. Panelists will discuss how they are laying the groundwork for recovery in the months and years to come and what further supports are still needed to ensure rural communities durably emerge from this crisis.
The Sorenson Impact Foundation and Sorenson Impact Center are hosting a virtual convening to discuss how impact-oriented investors and entrepreneurs can weather these challenging times. The session will discuss key lessons learned from previous recessions and profile how both entities are working to deliver equitable relief, recovery, and resiliency as we emerge from COVID-19.
Measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 are at a direct opposition to the tourism industry; when the recommendation is to stay home and avoid plane travel, no amount of promotion will bring back the flow of visitors. This webinar will provide information that you can implement and share with your tourism partners as the season ramps up.
Presenters will share first-hand knowledge of their experience utilizing public-private partnership (P3) financing for successful infrastructure projects, and they will provide insight on how development finance agencies can engage with P3s during uncertain economic conditions.
In response to the pandemic, counties are exploring ways to maintain and sustain child care businesses upon reopening. The CARES Act provides federal relief supporting state and local efforts in securing child care during this critical time, especially for essential staff and first responders serving on the front line. Learn more about federal resources for child care during COVID-19 and what your county can do to ensure safe, healthy learning environments for young children.
This webinar will analyze lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic as they relate to preparedness planning and business continuity. The webinar will share approaches to maximize the time between potential waves to enhance capacity and capability needed to achieve comprehensive business resilience across the public and private sectors.
Presenters will discuss marketing challenges in the context of budget constraints and increasingly technical platforms and mediums.
Join the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Economic Development Administration to learn how your community can access Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant funding to support job creation and bolster economic recovery.
Mainstreet retail is at risk due to the Coronavirus. Innovative strategies can provide a lifeline to these businesses - from loan programs to easing restrictions on doing business in the street. Join our experts to hear from communities large and small on how they are saving Mainstreet.
Patrick Jankowski, the Greater Houston Partnership's Senior Vice President of Research, will provide an economic update on the state of Houston's economy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, will speak on how companies must become responsive and resilient to the next pandemic, the next trade war, and global climate changes. Learn how to understand the changes to global supply chain flows and how these will affect business locations. Learn how supply chains can turn crises into opportunities through fast response, rapid retooling, and tracking demand.
Governments and institutions are starving for capital to keep revenue growing. Economic developers must provide adaptive financial sourcing in response to the massive disruption of COVID-19. During this webinar, learn how you can tap into "hidden capital" to fund struggling local governments, universities, and health care facilities and safeguard the fiscal well-being of your communities.