Serving DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Okeechobee and Polk Counties

Agencies Partner to Provide Economic Recovery and Resiliency Resources

Local, State, and Federal agencies partnered on February 15, 2018, to bring a training opportunity to the community leaders in Highlands and Polk Counties. The workshops emphasized best practices and resources for economic recovery following a disaster.

Hosted by the CFRPC in partnership with the Highlands Economic Development Commission, the Florida Small Business Development Center, and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the event helped community leaders learn more what their role should be and how to prioritize actions for short and long-term recovery. Federal, state and IEDC officials presented information about state, federal and private sector resources that are available to assist. The interactive workshop provided participants with practical tools and inspiring examples to support critical economic recovery and long-term resiliency activities.

This workshop was one of several being conducted throughout the State in partnership with the Florida Regional Councils Association (FRCA), Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and federal partners, and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).