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Planning for Post-Covid Economic Development with Resilience

Planning for Post-Covid Economic Development with Resilience

Written by Kim Zeuli, Equity Evaluation Practice and Alisa Pyszka, Bridge Economic Development

In response to the current pandemic, cities across the country are responding as quickly as possible with a myriad of resources to support households and keep businesses afloat. This unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis is commendable. And, yet, we know it will not be enough. The fallout from the economic aftershock will be severe.

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Building More Equitable Ecosystems through the Ascend Program

Building More Equitable Ecosystems through the Ascend Program

Written by Kim Zeuli, EEP

Individual entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) provide critical support for entrepreneurs, but their impact is amplified when they are integrated into local entrepreneurial ecosystems. Ascend was established by the University of Washington Foster School of Business’ Consulting and Business Development Center, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase to pursue this goal.

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Planning for Post-Covid Economic Development with Resilience

Planning for Post-Covid Economic Development with Resilience

Written by Kim Zeuli, Equity Evaluation Practice and Alisa Pyszka, Bridge Economic Development

In response to the current pandemic, cities across the country are responding as quickly as possible with a myriad of resources to support households and keep businesses afloat. This unprecedented response to an unprecedented crisis is commendable. And, yet, we know it will not be enough. The fallout from the economic aftershock will be severe.

read more
Building More Equitable Ecosystems through the Ascend Program

Building More Equitable Ecosystems through the Ascend Program

Written by Kim Zeuli, EEP

Individual entrepreneurial support organizations (ESOs) provide critical support for entrepreneurs, but their impact is amplified when they are integrated into local entrepreneurial ecosystems. Ascend was established by the University of Washington Foster School of Business’ Consulting and Business Development Center, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase to pursue this goal.

read more

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Local Alliances Put Some Cities on the Fast Track to Recovery

April 6, 2021 | Keith Schneider

Economic development agencies have created comeback plans for several midsize cities that will position them to
quickly rebound from the pandemic.

A Strategic Approach to Economic Recovery Planning

February 18, 2021, 7am PST | Alisa PyszkaKim Zeuli
Six components of a strategic plan for city and regions to guide their short-term actions for equitable economic recovery from the pandemic.

Reckoning with a Reckoning: How Cultural Institutions Can Advance Equity

February 23, 2021 |   and 

Increasingly, museums, theaters, and other cultural institutions across the US face growing critique from communities they aim to serve. The questions are wide-ranging, including what art is presented, by whom, and for what audience.