Author: Staff EDA         Published: 2/26/22      EDA

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JANUARY 26, 2022

Upcoming Webinars

The Economic Development Administration’s grantees and partner organizations are hosting several upcoming webinars. These events will be of interest to economic development leaders in the public and private sectors and are free to attend.

Introduction to the National Economic Resilience Data Explorer (NERDE)

Hosted By: Argonne National Laboratory

January 27, 1:00 p.m. ET 

Developed through a partnership between the Economic Development Administration and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, the National Economic Resilience Data Explorer (NERDE) provides a single, easy-to-use platform to access data on economic distress, employment and gross domestic product, clusters of industries, and ongoing COVID-19 impacts for all Economic Development Districts and 3,000 counties across the nation. Learn more about NERDE in this one hour, online event. REGISTER HERE.


Reinventing Capital Products for Equitable Economic Development      

Hosted By: Blueprint Local 

February 17, 11:00 a.m. ET 

Join EDA, Blueprint Local, and Drexel University’s Nowak Metro Finance Lab for an in-depth discussion of innovative capital products, featuring experts representing some of the country’s most remarkable small business funders. Opening remarks from Drexel’s Bruce Katz will highlight the importance of this unique moment for capital providers and small business. The acclaimed Aunnie Patton Power, author of Adventure Finance, will host a panel discussion featuring capital providers who represent the disciplines of Revenue Based Lending, Redeemable Equity Investing, and Supply Chain Financing. Audience participation will be encouraged throughout. REGISTER HERE.


Future-Focused Economic Development in Rural America

Hosted By: Center on Rural Innovation 

February 17, 2:00 p.m. ET 

Economic development is often centered on ensuring that people have access to a livelihood and a local system of support that makes economic prosperity possible. As the role of technology in society and the economy expands, strategies around economic development also need to evolve to make this prosperity possible — especially in communities across rural America. In this EDA funded session, the Center on Rural Innovation and Rural Innovation Strategies, Inc. will discuss the technology-driven trends that rural economic development leaders need to understand to develop effective strategies, and share case studies illustrating how rural communities are taking advantage of tech-based economic development to drive entrepreneurship and economic prosperity. REGISTER HERE.