Through generous grants by the U.S. Economic Development Administration, IEDC is providing a range of assistance in the economic recovery and resiliency strategies in disaster impacted communities. The aim of these efforts are to help local economic developers and community leaders get businesses back up and running and increasing the post-disaster survival rate of local companies so that people can return to work as quickly as possible.
IEDC is gathering volunteers to serve in various capacities that address community requests and needs. Typical activities may include:o Advice on and development of actions plan for implementing economic recovery;o Identifying economic recovery priorities for a community;o Conducting visits and/or advising on business retention and expansion;o Assessing economic diversification strategies;o Assisting businesses with continuity planning;o Developing post-disaster communication and marketing strategies;o Designing and/or conducting downtown and main street revitalization analysis;o Facilitating stakeholder meetings for economic recovery;o Assisting with the development of small business finance tools; ando Research on recovery best practices.
Currently, IEDC is assigning volunteers to communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Texas and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Please use the form below to indicate your interest in participating and we will share further details on assignments become available and meet your expertise and availability.