COVID-19 Recovery > Resiliency Plan

The CSPDC is in the process of developing a Pandemic Recovery and Resiliency Plan for our region. This plan is made possible through a $400,000 U.S. EDA CARES Grant, which the CSPDC received in July 2020. The plan will cover our entire region, and will address both short-term and long-term recovery efforts. It will cover topics such as workforce attraction, broadband and telework, economic recovery strategies, and local best practices.

The CSPDC has hired Chmura Consulting, to assist with plan development. Chmura specializes in economic and fiscal data consulting, as well as COVID-19 impact studies. Chmura’s work is being carried out over 4 phases:
• The first phase assessed the current state and projected recovery of our region.
• The next phase examined any short- and long-term gaps in the region, such as unmet demand for jobs in various industries, as well as any potential opportunities in the region, such as remote work.
• Chmura used the information from the first two phases and their proprietary software to identify emerging business sectors and industries in the region.
• Based on this information, Chmura will recommend best practices and strategies for long-term economic recovery and resilience for our region going forward.

The CSPDC expects to complete the Pandemic Recovery  and Resiliency Plan early 2022.

For more information on the plan, contact Rebecca Joyce at rebecca@cspdc.org.