September 9, 2020
UNH Extension is working with NH cities and towns to move toward economic recovery. While things are uncertain, it is important to look to the future and plan for community and economic resilience. We are offering two initiatives around economic recovery and resilience for community leaders and volunteers, municipal officials, small businesses, economic development professionals and those interested in economic recovery.
What is resilience and why are we hearing so much about it? Resilience is the idea that communities and businesses can recover and improve after a sudden threat or shock. We start our resilience work knowing that in NH, our communities have been practicing resilience.
UNH Extension and NH Small Business Development Center are partnering to offer Resiliency Academy, bringing together small business and community leaders to work toward a resilient future. The academy will focus on developing resiliency plans which will aid in economic recovery and future planning.
We’re kicking off Resiliency Academy this fall with 2 webinars: Planning for Resiliency. The Resiliency Academy webinars will explore:
The intersection of small business and community resiliency
Why it’s important to focus on resiliency planning now
Factors for building resilience in small business and community
Academy plans and agenda
Resiliency Academy is a partnership with the NH Small Business Development Center. Full day training sessions will be offered in spring 2021 to assist with developing resilience plans for business and communities. Stay tuned for more details.
Resilient NH Economies Survey
How is your city or town doing during the pandemic? We are researching community economic resilience in NH and want to hear from communities to identify factors of resilience.
Please take this five-minute survey and/or share: bit.ly/nhresiliencesurvey