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COVID-19 and communities: A conversation about adaptation and recovery

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Add to Calendar 2021-03-11 09:00:00 2021-03-11 09:30:00 COVID-19 and communities: A conversation about adaptation and recovery In response to the significant business impacts of COVID-19, cities and community development practitioners acted quickly to support local businesses. During this webinar, we'll review takeaways from two rural and two urban case studies of municipal responses to COVID-19 business distress.  Looking forward, we'll reflect on the transition to an economic recovery phase, and how community development strategies may be similar to — or different than — those that have sustained businesses during the past year.  Please be prepared to contribute to the strategic thinking conversation. Discussion hosts: Rani Bhattacharyya, University of Minnesota Extension, community economics educator, Northwest Tom Leighton, Stantec, senior urban planner and economic development specialist America/Chicago public

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Webinar

Restaurant staff working in the kitchen during the pandemic

In response to the significant business impacts of COVID-19, cities and community development practitioners acted quickly to support local businesses. During this webinar, we'll review takeaways from two rural and two urban case studies of municipal responses to COVID-19 business distress. 

Looking forward, we'll reflect on the transition to an economic recovery phase, and how community development strategies may be similar to — or different than — those that have sustained businesses during the past year. 

Please be prepared to contribute to the strategic thinking conversation.

Discussion hosts:

  • Rani Bhattacharyya, University of Minnesota Extension, community economics educator, Northwest
  • Tom Leighton, Stantec, senior urban planner and economic development specialist

Cost

Free

Registration

Unable to join our discussion? If you register, we'll send you the recorded version when it's available.

This webinar is part of a series offered by Extension. Learn more about sustaining your local economy in turbulent times.

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