Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NADO Research Foundation Webinar: Strengthening Regional Economic Resilience through Business Continuity Planning

Businesses’ ability to withstand natural disasters is essential for the recovery and resilience of communities and regional economies as a whole.  The practice of business continuity planning can ensure that businesses survive severe weather events and other disruptions, providing a roadmap for ongoing operations under adverse conditions.  Regional development organizations (RDOs), local governments, Chambers of Commerce, and other public and private entities can build the resilience of their communities by promoting and facilitating business continuity planning.   

Join the NADO Research Foundation on June 17 from 2 – 3:15 p.m. ET for a free webinar, “Strengthening Regional Economic Resilience through Business Continuity Planning.”  Gail Moraton, Business Resiliency Manager at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), will provide an overview of business continuity planning, discuss how RDOs and local leaders can support it in their regions, and share free tools available from IBHS.  Timothy Malone of the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency will describe his work to coordinate a wide array of public and private partners and raise awareness of emergency preparedness and business continuity approaches for small and medium-sized businesses in central Connecticut.

Click here for more information and to register.  The NADO Research Foundation has applied for 1.25 AICP CM credits for this webinar; registrants will be notified once approval is received.  The webinar is supported by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  Contact Megan McConville at with any questions.