Within the toolkit, you will discover a comprehensive collection of 100+ inclusive economic recovery ideas in an interactive Idea Bank. Additionally, the toolkit provides real-world examples of best practices and practical recommendations to help you implement inclusive strategies.
This invaluable resource has been developed in close collaboration with economic development practitioners across the United States. It is specifically tailored for Economic Development Districts and Organizations, serving as a trusted reference when planning for inclusive economic growth. The toolkit also offers customized resources for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS).
“Ultimately economic development is about people and the Inclusive Recovery Initiative fortifies our efforts to ensure that all communities are provided the opportunity to participate in our economy. I thank NGIN, NADO and our EDDs for leading these efforts. We are excited to share this new guide which provides a critical framework to further enhance accountability for continued economic growth with equity at its core,” added Alejandra Y. Castillo, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development, who spoke at the launch event.
Communication Resource Guide for Inclusive Economic Development
To help regions rebuild more equitably and tackle the deep inequality that holds back inclusive growth, NGIN partnered with Partnership for Southern Equity to develop the Communication Resource Guide for Inclusive Economic Development. The guide provides a glossary of terms, complimentary resources, and supportive data to support economic development practitioners with a deeper understanding of how to activate communities towards an inclusive economy. This guide equips practitioners with the resources to jumpstart their strategic thinking on how to center community voices and build relationships, all while centering equity. This work was funded through the generous contributions of Surdna Foundation.
NGIN Launches Inclusive Recovery Initiative Community of Practice, Releases Engagement Report
On Thursday, October 27, NGIN launched the Inclusive Recovery Initiative Community of Practice, which will bring together over 100 economic development practitioners from nearly 70 organizations around the country to discuss strategies around inclusive economic growth. Over the next year, the Community of Practice attendees will attend convenings and engage in peer-to-peer sessions to support efforts to embed inclusion and equity in economic development practice.
Prior to the launch of the Community of Practice, NGIN engaged with organizations individually to understand the challenges and barriers that economic developers face when tackling inclusive growth. You can read about the findings from this engagement below. View the PDF here: Inclusive Recovery Initiative Engagement Report.
NGIN Announces the Six Organizations Selected for Inclusive Recovery Initiative
The selected organizations represent a diverse group of regions across the United States and were selected based on commitment to inclusive growth, organizational capacity, and COVID-19 impacts. One organization from each EDA Regional Office was selected:
Each selected organization will receive in-depth data analysis and support to help develop best practice strategies that will be incorporated into their strategic planning documents and shared with a wider Community of Practice of economic development organizations from around the country.
EDA Partners with New Growth Innovation Network to Explore Inclusive Growth Strategies
This program was led by New Growth Innovation Network (NGIN) using Federal funds under award ED21HDQ3070009 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. The statements, findings, conclusions, and recommendations are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Economic Development Administration or the U.S. Department of Commerce.