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Thursday, September 24, 2020

11:00 am

ZoomBusiness: How to support your local businesses

Economic developers everywhere have a renewed focus on supporting their local businesses...
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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

10:00 am

Bridging the Digital Divide for Your Community: Expand Broadband Access with Connected Nation

Join us for this 30-minute webinar with guest Chris Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Development and Planning for Connected Nation, a national...
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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

10:30 am

5 Strategies to Drive Traffic to Your Economic Development Website

What's the point of a great economic development website and powerful GIS data tool if no one visits? This webinar reviews five specific, creative...

EDO Roundtable Part IV: How Different Regions are Planning for COVID-19 Economic Recovery


As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds around the world, we're seeing a variety of responses, strategies and responses from different regions. In this webinar, we'll hear from three different economic developers discussing how they have been working to meet and mitigate these unprecedented challenges. They will share what has worked for them, what they plan to change, and what they see taking place as they move forward into the recovery phase. Participants are encouraged to bring their own questions to share with our panellists.

We are delighted to welcome the following panelists to our discussion:

  • Theresa Metcalf, Business Retention and Expansion Manager, Kerr Economic Development Corporation (TX)
  • Justin Robinson, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Detroit Regional Partnership (MI)
  • Ken Scholtens, Manager, Business Development & Expedited Services, Niagara Economic Development (ON)


  • How different organizations have responded to the COVID-19 crisis
  • How local businesses are managing
  • Useful partnerships and cooperative initiatives
  • How to help businesses reopen and get back up and running
  • The state of site selection & business location inquiries
  • Key takeaway from their region's experiences during this pandemic
  • What do they wish they'd known/ done differently before COVID hit?

There will be a Q&A following the discussion

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