Supporting Economic Development on the Treasure Coast EDA/EDD Connect Webinar

This webinar will feature presentations on capacity-building, EDA grant funding opportunities, and TCRPC technical assistance, in addition to an hour-long round-table discussion on economic development needs and potential projects from around the Four-County Treasure Coast Region.

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10:00 AM          Welcome and Introductions
Thomas J. Lanahan, Executive Director, TCRPC
10:05 AM          Building Capacity: Outreach & Collaboration
Stephanie Heidt, AICP, Economic Development Director, TCRPC

– TCRPC – Designated Economic Development District
– Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)
– Refining the Economic Development Project – The Role of the RPC
– Economic Development Project Letter of Consistency

10:20 AM          EDA Grant Funding Opportunities & Considerations
Gregory Vaday, U.S. Economic Development Administration

– Project Development and Technical Assistance
– Grant Funding Considerations – General Tips and Guidance
– Opportunities for smaller rural projects
– Partnerships, Timing and Economic Impacts

10:50 AM          TCRPC COVID-19 Recovery Assistance
Terry Ann Paulo, Disaster Economic Recovery Coordinator, TCRPC

– Disaster Response, Recovery, and Resiliency Program
– COVID-19 Task Force

11:00 AM          Around the Region
Local Representatives from Local Governments, and Local Economic Development Organizations

– Critical Economic Development Issues
– Pressing Economic Development Needs
– Potential Projects

12:00 PM          Closing Remarks

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