Webinar

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Economic Development

The pandemic caused not only a significant global economic disruption but also provided clarity as to what economic development trends had staying power and which did not. We’ll review a framework for thinking about the disruption and then zero in on the trends and implications for economic developers and communities.
October 29, 2020
2:00pm EDT - 3:30pm EDT

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Description

The pandemic caused not only a significant global economic disruption but also provided clarity as to what economic development trends had staying power and which did not. We’ll review a framework for thinking about the disruption and then zero in on the trends and implications for economic developers and communities. By understanding these trends, we can move beyond the false expectation of getting “back to normal” and instead develop clarity about how the future will be forever changed so that we can go “forward to better.” 

Topics

  • Compare how this economic disruption is different than the Great Recession and examine what that means for how the recovery may look
  • Discover a simple framework that shows the ripple effects of COVID-19 on how we live (work, shop, entertainment, etc.), and how these changes have impacted the winners and losers in terms of sectors, occupations, real estate and more
  • Learn what community and economic development leaders can do to best position their community for future resiliency, diversification, and growth

Recommended for

Utility staff who are involved in economic development, whether in a leadership position, account management, customer service, or policymaker role. Case studies and examples are woven throughout the presentation so—no matter what your familiarity with economic development—you will receive practical, actionable tips and insights that you can apply to your organization immediately. 

Webinar Level

Basic: No prerequisites, no advance preparation.

Speaker

Janet AdyJanet Ady, President & CEO, Ady Advantage

Janet is an experienced business strategy consultant, author, and speaker who focuses on helping both communities and companies meet their growth and diversification goals. As president of Ady Advantage, she has worked with over 500 economic development organizations and utilities throughout North America. She brings expertise in economic development research, branding, and planning to provide integrated solutions for clients. 

Having special interest and expertise in utility economic development, economic development talent strategies, and agribusiness development, she frequently presents on these topics and authors an industry-leading blog with thousands of readers. Janet conducts a great deal of field work each year for both her economic development and corporate clients. Over her career, she has interviewed more than 3,000 business and technical decision-makers at a wide range of companies. Her knowledge of multiple industries allows her to provide value to individual businesses as well as communities and regions targeting specific sectors.

She brings an in-depth knowledge of the site selection process, especially in terms of understanding what factors are evaluated during each step along the decision-making process and how to optimally position places while developing compelling, differentiating messages.

On the corporate side, Janet consults with companies looking to grow, diversify, expand, and relocate. Services range from site selection to growth planning and business development strategy.

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Registration/Fee Information

Registration is for one person (individuals receive unique log in credentials that cannot be shared). Discounted group pricing is available.

Fees:

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  • $109 for members 
  • $209 for nonmembers

Webinars are recorded, in case you miss the live version (registrants automatically receive the recording and a PDF copy of the presentation within 24 hours). Continuing education credits are not available for recorded events.

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Accreditation

  • This webinar is worth .2 CEU/1.5 PDH/1.8 CPE credits; CPE Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge
  • Registrants are required to log in via the individual web link provided by email before the webinar and participate for at least 45 minutes of the event, in order to receive a completion certificate.
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  • Links to the PDF presentation and an audio recording will be sent out within 24 hours of the webinar.

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