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.
Join the Community of Practice
The Community of Practice is open to economic development organizations across the nation who seek to learn and support one another in developing greater strides towards inclusive economic growth strategies. The sessions will focus on helping analyze economic racial disparities exacerbated by a global pandemic, and how to overcome them. Participants will have access to resources that highlight innovative solutions to pressing economic conditions, and tools that support system change frameworks that help eliminate institutional bias. The Community of Practice will help identify methods and strategies which can be pursued in laying a foundation towards an equitable economic development plan, particularly a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). Interested organizations should complete theCommunity of Practice Interest Form as soon as possible.
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