ABOUT THE WEBINAR
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented global health and societal emergency affecting every corner of the U.S. While metropolitan areas have initially become hotspots for the virus, many American cities will be amongst the hardest hit places from a coronavirus recession.
The good news is that local governments across the country have leapt into action, setting up emergency small business and nonprofit relief funds. How else can cities overcome economic distress in a way that provides the opportunity for all residents—especially historically excluded populations—to benefit from and contribute to economic prosperity?
You can watch a replay of the webinar on-demand for a discussion of how city government, community leaders, philanthropy and local companies can protect vulnerable populations.
Erika Poethig, Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer at the Urban Institute, @Erika_Poethig
Bruce Katz, Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University; Partner, Accelerator for America @bruce_katz
John W. Lettieri, President and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group, @ @LettieriDC
Marla Blow, Senior Vice President for North America at the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, @Marla_Blow
Rhett Buttle, Founder, Public Private Strategies, Senior Fellow with the Financial Security Program, The Aspen Institute, @RhettButtle
Read more about Local Relief Funds from Bruce Katz. Read the Urban Institute’s report about the relationship between economic health, economic inclusion, and racial inclusion in 274 of the largest US cities since 1980. Also, EIG writes about how to rescue Main Street from Coronavirus before it’s too late.
City-level program databases hosted by Bloomberg and the National League of Cities, Duke University’s CASE center, Pacific Community Ventures, Living Cities, and Forbes, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.