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Take Action Against Racism in Economic Development Webinar Series

In response to the race and justice movement currently enveloping the United States, IEDC is hosting the new Take Action Against Racism in Economic Development webinar series. This set of webinars will delve into matters ranging from exploring the issue of race disparity in the pandemic response, business success and entrepreneurship to examining the revitalization of the Over- the-Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, after the city exploded in protests and civil unrest in 2001, after an unarmed 19-year old African-American man was shot and killed by a city police officer.


The Great Reset #3: Race and The Role of Economic Development to Foster Equity

Tuesday, August 11th | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET

We are living through truly unprecedented times during which social, race and health issues are converging in a way that has everyone’s attention. How do we make sure that we come out on the other side of these combined issues better than where we started? In this IEDC supported third installment of the Great Reset webinar series, we will explore the issue of race disparity in the pandemic response, business success and entrepreneurship. More specifically, our panelists will delve deeper into the role of economic development professionals in creating social equity, opportunity and dismantling racism.


Race and Economic Development: Beginning America’s Next Story - An Interview with Angela Glover Blackwell of PolicyLink and Tracye McDaniel of TIP Strategies

Wednesday, August 26th | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET

Join Tracye McDaniel, president of TIP Strategies and past chair of the International Economic Development Council, and Angela Glover Blackwell, founder of PolicyLink, in a candid conversation about the state of our economy and the pandemic’s devastating impact on communities of color. Tracye and Angela will also explore what can be learned from the nationwide Black Lives Matter protests, and how we can build more equitable local economies.


Cities and Businesses of Color: A Guide to Economic Growth

Monday, September 14th | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET

In this current climate of racial reckoning, cities and local governments are searching for ways to usher in equitable sustainable economic development; and one vital way is through growing businesses of color. In this webinar, Rodrick Miller, Chief Executive Officer of Invest Puerto Rico and author of “Cities and Businesses of Color: A Guide to Economic Growth,” will offer real strategies and tips for cities to grow businesses of color. Mr. Miller will use his book as a guide to delve into these strategies and tips that include using Public-Private-Partnerships innovatively and having cities themselves be part of the solution to long-term economic growth.