We are enduring what no living generation has experienced with a global health pandemic and a potential second Great Recession. Just as our communities are recovering from the 2006-2010 Great Recession, we now face another challenging and uncertain time. We did not issue a thought paper last month given the COVID-19 pandemic and all the adjustments we are making in our lives and work. Moving forward, our e2 newsletters and thought papers will share three common themes –
resilience. These three words represent a call to action rooted in the hope that we will rebuild our lives, careers, communities, and economy. Across America millions of people and thousands of enterprises are innovating to get us to better places given our current stress and challenges. Our paper this month,
Spotlight on the Hospitality Industry Relief Emergency Fund,provides an inspirational story from Kansas.
One final thought about
resiliency. As never before, a commitment to robust resilience must be a lesson learned in the Pandemic Recession. We believe committing to entrepreneur-focused development and ecosystem building is foundational to greater resiliency. We will elaborate on this topic in future e2 newsletters and thought papers and welcome your ideas! Contact
email@example.com to share.
Imagining Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in a Post-Covid World.Taking a global view of entrepreneurial ecosystems, Ben Spigel, Chancellor's Fellow, University of Edinburgh Business School, discusses what post-COVID ecosystems might look like. Read more.
The COVID-19 Crisis Shows the Logic of Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Building. Dell Gines shares his personal view on action steps ecosystem builders need to take during and post-crisis. Read more.
Community foundations' role in resilience and recovery. In this Impact Lenders Podcast, hear Deb Markley, Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing, talk about the ways foundations can turn these challenging times into opportunities to rebuild economies that work for everybody.
Rural Rise Summit 2020
Originally scheduled for June 2020, this summit will now convene virtually, with registration details coming soon.