On August 19, 2020, SRPEDD Staff were joined by members of the Regional Economic Strategy Committee (RESC), business leaders, and local planning staff to discuss the EDA CARES Act work program. Under the new funding opportunity, SRPEDD Staff highlighted the major goals and changes to the current Economic Development program including expanded capacity for data and analysis, local support and administration.

The RESC is a committee of local economic development professionals and planners interested in advancing growth through collaboration and knowledge-sharing. For those interested in learning more about the RESC and the new work program, we invite you to review slides and recording of the meeting. If you have any comments or questions and would like to speak to someone on staff, please reach out to Don Sullivan.

On July 21, 2020 SRPEDD hosted Getting Back to a New Normal: Repurposing Public Space, a webinar to discuss the reuse of public spaces with our partners from MassDOT, VHB, City of New Bedford and Town of Wareham. We are pleased to provide a recording of the webinar and a copy of the slides used during the presentation for your reference. If your city or town needs assistance with the grant program or implementing shared space practices please contact Lisa Estrela-Pedro or Lizeth Gonzalez