We know the ground feels more than a little shaky right now as you focus on the wellbeing of your families, your colleagues, and your communities.

The current health crisis will continue to take a toll. Along with it, we face unprecedented economic uncertainty. During times like these, we are reminded of just how much we’re all connected.

We are also reminded of how critical the economic development sector is to the welfare of your communities. In the case of the health crisis, you have a vital support role to play. During the economic upheaval, you must assume the mantle of leadership.

You have seen your communities through recessions, natural disasters, plant closings, and major economic shifts. And, collectively, you will ultimately lead the US through this economic crisis too. Exactly what this entails and how we martial our efforts is foremost on our minds here at TIP.

Over the next several weeks, we intend to provide a series of practical and forward-looking resources. To start, we have included links to webinars from our trusted partners at the McChrystal Group and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). Also included are articles providing insights on how these events are likely to have a lasting impact.

Like you, our first priority is the health and safety of our families, team, clients, and partners. We have smoothly transitioned to 100% virtual operations for now, allowing our team to work safely while continuing to support organizations and communities like yours.

For 25 years, TIP Strategies has been there with you. And when you’re ready, we will be there to face this with you as well.

Thank you for your partnership and for continuing to lift up your communities.
We will get through this together.


RESOURCES

Restore Your Economy
Web resource, continually updated
Managed by IEDC, RestoreYourEconomy is your resource for up-to-date information related to COVID-19 and its economic impacts.

Responding to Crisis Together
Free web series, March 24 – April 2, 2020
Web series on how you can best lead and operate during the COVID-19 situation. Hosted by McChrystal Group and led by retired 4-Star Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.
Politico, March 19, 2020
Perspectives from 34 big thinkers on this moment’s potential lasting impact on community, technology, health and science, government, elections, the global economy, and lifestyle.

Which Workers Are Most Vulnerable To The Economic Costs Of The Coronavirus?
FiveThirtyEight, March 18, 2020
A look at how the coronavirus pandemic is and will continue to disproportionately affect society’s most vulnerable workers.