Coastal Resilience And Adaptation Consortium Aims To Help Local Businesses Be More Resilient and Adaptive

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Businesses and business leaders are invited to register for the upcoming Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Consortium kick-off breakfast from 8 to 9:30am on September 23. This breakfast is an opportunity to learn about the Coastal Resilience and Adaptation Project that has been funded by GO VA and how businesses can lead in the resilience and adaptation sector by participating in a newly formed industry consortium. Benefits of joining the Consortium include:

  • Education opportunities including business continuity training, economic impacts of hurricanes and recurrent flooding, and local best practices related to adaptation and resilience.
  • Understanding adaptation and resilience project needs and exploring opportunities to drive progress through funding strategy development (PPP opportunities).
  • Developing Coastal Virginia resources and capabilities for the adaptation and resilience sector, to include defining the problem, describing the sector, highlighting opportunities, innovation, and success stories, and promoting urban and rural expertise in the sector.

This first breakfast meeting will highlight the work of keynote speaker Robert McNab, director of the Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy at Old Dominion University. He will talk about the potential economic cost and consequences of a hurricane on the Hampton Roads region. Participants may attend in person at Old Dominion University, Webb Center, North Cafeteria, or virtually.

For additional information, contact Sagan Jackson at s1jackso@odu.edu.