National, state, and local stakeholders are increasingly concerned with environmental disruption, aging infrastructure, and economic uncertainty. Mindful of these threats, resiliency analysis has become critical to the missions of federal, state, and regional agencies.
REMI economic associates Jamie Neville and Mike Bobay will be hosting a seminar entitled “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Wednesday, August 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma that describes how to evaluate and quantify economic resilience in the energy, transportation, and public finance sectors.
Economic resilience is a vital component of resiliency analysis as it refers to an economy’s ability to withstand and appropriately respond to a disruption. A disaster tends to bring about physical damages, but citizens are typically unaware of the toll it takes on the local economy, as well as the organizations tasked with recovery efforts.
Metropolitan planning organizations and regional planning commissions prepare for disruptions caused by natural events such as hurricanes, flooding, and earthquakes. Transportation departments evaluate risks posed to critical infrastructure, such as bridges and tunnels. Budget and revenue departments forecast the eventuality of a recession and budget shortfalls.
The elevation in the awareness and frequency of disasters provides more opportunities to prepare for devastation. Whether it is lobbying for grant funding, quantifying an organization’s resilience output, or calculating the impacts of a disaster to diverse stakeholders, economic modeling can enhance regional planning strategies as we advance toward the full incorporation of resilience.
This seminar includes presentations on the impact of resilience planning, descriptions of analyses completed using REMI’s economic modeling software, and the methodological approaches implemented.
If you would like to attend this event, please email Kendell Sweeney-Thomas at Kendell.Sweeney-Thomas@remi.com, contact us by phone at (413) 549-1169, or click below to register.
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Jamie Neville is an Economic Associate at REMI, responsible for client support and business development. Ms. Neville, who joined in July 2018, assists clients in evaluating policy changes through dynamic economic modeling.
Prior to REMI, she served as a research assistant for the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research based at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she compiled statistical and spatial data for research economists’ working papers. She examined healthcare data and developed graphs for the Census State Data Center Conference, and she reviewed literature and synthesized information for a project on taxes and entrepreneurship. As a policy intern for the Memphis City Council, she conducted research and presented a report on false alarms to the council.
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Mike Bobay is an Economic Associate at REMI, where he is responsible for business development and individual client support.
Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
Frontier County Room
1 N. Broadway Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our seminar “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Wednesday, August 28th, 2019.
The event will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel, Frontier County Room on 1 N. Broadway Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73102.
We will call a day or so before the event to confirm your attendance and to see if you have any questions. Please feel free to share the invitation with any other staff or colleagues who may be interested.
We look forward to seeing you in Oklahoma City!
Regional Economic Models, Inc.