COVID-19 Resources for Economic Developers

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Info Sessions for Economic Developers
5/27 IEDC Linking Supply Chains, Locations, and Procedures
5/27 Let’s Keep Connected: Coronavirus Impact on Entrepeneurship
5/28 WAVTEQ Examining Supply Chain Localization
6/3 OEDA Webinar: Best Practices for Local Biz Relief Funds
6/16 OEDA Webinar: New Data Tools in Oregon Prospector
6/1 IEDC Maximizing Return On Your Higher Ed Presence
6/10, 7/8 CDFA Rural Dev Finance Series

Resources for Economic Developers

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REOPENING BUSINESS
CHANGES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ECONOMIC RECOVERY
INDUSTRY NEWS LIBRARY
TRACKING IMPACT

REOPENING BUSINESS
All Oregon Policies – VISIT SITE
Reopening Status by County:VIEW HERE
PPE & Critical Supply: Business Oregon Supply Connector
| PPE Sources List

Statewide Guidance Starting May 15:
Employers
Retail Stores
Childcare
Transit
Summer school / Day Camps

Guidelines for Counties Entering Phase I:
Restaurants & Bars
Personal Services Providers
Malls
Gyms / Fitness

General Guidance for Public
Guidance on Face Coverings
The Public
Outdoor Recreation

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SHIFTS TOWARD RECOVERY
IEDC Resources
IEDC Leadership Guide for Economic Recovery  + Restore Your Economy Dashboard
Place Marketing & Site Selection
DCI Place Marketing Resources & Strategy for Response, Recovery
Place VR Virtual Reality for EDO Place Marketing, Site Tours, Recruitment
SSG Article Changes to Site Selection Landscape Following Pandemic
Community Development Finance
CDFA Resource Center & Recovery Strategy
CDFA Key Response Strategies for Development Finance Agencies
New Strategy
AdyAdvantage Moving from Triage to Strategy
SizeUp National EconDev Response Survey Results
White Horses Advisors The Next Normal Creates Great EcDev Opportunities
BISNOW OZ Deals Accelerate as Program Begins to Look More Attractive
5/18 IEDC Brief: How is Economic Development Meeting Current Challenges?
Workforce Retraining
GIS Planning Post-Virus Automation Has Implications for Job Creation

INDUSTRY NEWS LIBRARY

Commercial Real Estate
Oregon Business Oregon’s CRE Market Retrenches
CoStar Pandemic Causes Pause on Industrial Development
Construction
DJC Proactive Approach Aiding Oregon Construction Industry
Energy
Forbes How Coronavirus Makes the Case for Renewable Energy
USDA: Applications Open for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (Due 8/13)
Entrepreneurship
Brookings Understanding Disparate Impacts on Small, Young & Minority Businesses
TechCrunch Pandemic Reset Leads Investors to Focus on Adaptability
Farming
Capital Press Farms Race to Comply with Temp Worker Housing, Sanitation Rule
Food & Beverage

Oregon Business Food Industry Retail Landscape Must Change
Oregon Business North Coast Builds a Resilient Food Economy
PJB Sokol Blosser is Putting Oregon Wine in a Box
Health /  Biomedicine
Times of Entrepreneurship Analytics, Low-Cost Access and Telemedicine Innovation Post-Virus
OHSU News OHSU Telehealth Rockets into New Era of Medicine
Oregonian Hospitals, Health Sector Reel From Virus Damage
Manufacturing
NIST What Manufacturers Can Learn from Tech’s Appropriation of Lean Thinking
NAM How One Manufacturer Invented a Portable Clean Room
US Chamber Learning the Right Lessons re: Safeguarding US Medical Supply
NAM Manufacturers Fight Virus But Face Legal Obstacles
Modern Materials Handling Supply Chain Disruptions & Coronavirus
Pharmacueticals
NPR What Would IT Take to Bring More Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Back to US?
Retail
Atlantic How Pandemic Will Change Retail Forever
MJB Consulting What Virus Means for Retail, Main Street
Technology
Industry Week Technology at Forefront as Manufacturers Retool
Oregonian Intel Lays Out 10-Year Goals to Improve Conservation, Equity
Bloomberg Tech Workers Consider Escaping Silicon Valley’s Sky High Rents
siliconANGLE 7 Technologies & Trends Coronavirus Will Accelerate
Timber Products
Oregonian Virus Undercut Oregon’s Wood Products Industry 
Tourism
Economist Travel Industry Going Local
Herald Economic Impact Study Confirms Tourism Importance to Southern OR Economy
Destination Analysis Nature-Based Destinations and Future of Travel
Trade
Port of Portland April Trade Stories
Willamette Week Maria Ellis of PNITA Talks Oregon’s Trade Economy
Perishable News Blueberries Gain Expanded Access to High-Demand Markets

Transportation

Oregon Business Economics of Traffic & Shifting Business Norms
Bicycling.com PSU Study Indicates Bike Lanes May Benefit Local Biz
Tribal Gaming
Oregonian Spirit Mountain, Tribal Casinos Take Huge Hit from Virus
GENERAL ECONOMIC NEWS
Astorian Virus Highlight Rural Broadband Divide in Oregon
OPB Portland to Modify Streets for Social Distancing
Oregonian OEDA Opinion Editorial: Rebuilding Oregon’s Trade Dependent Economy
Blue Mountain Eagle Merkeley: Next Federal Package Must Address Business Liability
T&D World Exec Order to Secure Power System Met with Favor, Uncertainty in Utility World
McKinsey B2b Digital Inflection Point: How Sales Have Changed Since COVID
Politico How Virus Could Spur People to Relocate to Less Congested Areas
Oregon Business Why Owners of Color are More Impacted by Coronavirus
Reuters US Mulls Payments, Tax Breaks to Pull Supply Chains from China
NEA Our Town Creative Placemaking Grants Available
Tim Duy The Three D’s of Economic Depression: Depth/Duration/Deflation
Statesman Journal Economists Forecast $2.7 Billion Hit for Oregon Economy
Oregon Office of Economic Analysis May 20 Report

TRACKING IMPACT 
Business Oregon’s Business Impact Survey Results are available HERE. An Executive Summary is also available.