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 Associate Kyle Compton and Economist Keith Waters, Ph.D. will be hosting a seminar entitled “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Monday, August 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Santa Fe, New Mexico that describes how to evaluate and quantify economic resilience in the energy, transportation, and public finance sectors.
This event will also feature Vanessa Vargas, Lead Economist at Sandia National Laboratories, as she explores how her organization is evaluating resilience related to natural disasters and terrorist events during her presentation, “Hurricanes, RDD & Where Sandia’s Going With Resiliency.”
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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Vanessa N. Vargas is employed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and is the Lead Economist for the National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center (NISAC). While at SNL, she has lead and contributed to numerous research efforts ranging from the economic impacts of natural and man-made disruptive events to long-term chronic issues such as drought and climate effects. The tools and research efforts as part of NISAC have focused on the interdependencies between engineered systems and human systems. She earned a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics at the University of New Mexico.)  => Array ( [speakers_name] => Kyle Compton [speakers_designation] => REMI [speakers_image] => Array ( [ID] => 2451 [id] => 2451 [title] => REMI_Headshot [filename] => REMI_Headshot-e1521667061827.jpg [filesize] => 21714 [url] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-e1521667061827.jpg [link] => https://www.remi.com/events-site/avoiding-risk-economic-growth-strategies-denver-co/remi_headshot/ [alt] => [author] => 1 [description] => [caption] => [name] => remi_headshot [status] => inherit [uploaded_to] => 2235 [date] => 2018-02-20 19:34:51 [modified] => 2018-12-12 16:14:05 [menu_order] => 0 [mime_type] => image/jpeg [type] => image [subtype] => jpeg [icon] => https://www.remi.com/wp-includes/images/media/default.png [width] => 248 [height] => 221 [sizes] => Array ( [thumbnail] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-e1521667061827-150x150.jpg [thumbnail-width] => 150 [thumbnail-height] => 150 [medium] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-300x225.jpg [medium-width] => 300 [medium-height] => 225 [medium_large] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-768x576.jpg [medium_large-width] => 768 [medium_large-height] => 576 [large] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-1024x768.jpg [large-width] => 1024 [large-height] => 768 [1536x1536] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-e1521667061827.jpg [1536x1536-width] => 248 [1536x1536-height] => 221 [2048x2048] => https://www.remi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/REMI_Headshot-e1521667061827.jpg [2048x2048-width] => 248 [2048x2048-height] => 221 ) ) [speakers_description] =>
Kyle Compton is an Economic Associate at REMI, responsible for client support and business development. Since joining REMI, Mr. Compton has tested and reported on the company’s dynamic economic modeling software. He also assisted in sales and marketing through data analysis and development of a regular benchmarking system.
Prior to starting at REMI, Mr. Compton was a research intern/consultant for Verité, a nonprofit organization that conducts research, advocacy and consulting on global working conditions. He presented original research on panel-regression analysis of the causes of forced labor and researched labor profiles of emerging economies. Building on his work for Verité, he earned the James Kindahl Award in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst for his paper, “Determinants of Forced Labor: Evidence from 21 Emerging Economies.” The paper is under review for publishing in the Massachusetts Undergraduate Journal of Economics.
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Keith Waters, Ph.D. is an Economist at REMI. Dr. Waters has experience researching regional economic development, analyzing the geographic allocation of economic activity, and incorporating geography into an agent-based model to study firm formation’s linkages with inter-regional migration and the spatial distribution of labor within a country.
Prior to joining REMI, Dr. Waters worked with organizations such as the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments, the U.S. Economics and Statistics Administration, and the U.S. Economic Development Administration compiling research and data for reports on geography, economic and community development, and economic impact studies.
Since completing his education, Dr. Waters has been a teaching assistant and lecturer, speaking on subjects related to public policy, GIS and spatial analysis, regional economic development, and statistics.
Eldorado Hotel & Spa
309 W San Francisco St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Thank you for your interest in REMI. Your registration is confirmed for our seminar “Planning for Disaster: Economic Resiliency Analysis” on Monday, August 12th, 2019.
The event will take place from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, DeVargas Room on 309 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
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 Santa Fe!
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