We’ve watched the news of the past two weeks unfold as both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma have devastated large areas of the US – places we know all too well because we have so many of our clients – our friends – living there.
We understand it won’t be a simple process to come back from this, and that few people understand the challenges of re-building and developing a region as economic developers do.
But we also know the resilience of these same people. There is little doubt that they will come back quickly and just as strong as before.
We are making a donation to the American Red Cross to assist in the recovery efforts. Our thoughts are with everyone’s families, first and foremost.
In terms of hands-on help to re-establish local economies, our friends at IEDC have prepared an excellent set of resources to help people get back on their feet: http://restoreyoureconomy.org/hurricane/
Steven Jast, President
ROI and Gazelle.ai