Innovative Local Economic Development

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Our webinar series on Education, Jobs, and Skills involve IURC-NA cities and key stakeholders in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and share challenges and best practices to build long-term learning, networking, and working relationships.

This second session focused on Innovative Local Economic Development- Programmes and Strategies for Post Covid-19 Recovery. The session was moderated by Tricia Hackett, Senior Sustainable Urban Development Expert, and included presentations from:

Valentina Ridolfi – Rimini, Italy
Ben Seigel – Baltimore, USA
Gil Carvalho – Braga, Portugal
Alex Minnella – Aurora, USA
Federico Morábito – Mendoza, Argentina

During the webinar, we learned about the different strategies the cities have employed to support local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and how these plans and programs align with long-term objectives to boost the local economy.

It was a very insightful session for all participants who shared their perspectives and experiences. You may find below a summary of the session and the full video.

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