Speaker presentations are now available from the National Economic Conference on Inclusive Economic Development and Recovery, held jointly on May 6 by the Upjohn Institute, Economic Development Quarterly, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City.
The virtual conference explored the impact of COVID-19 on economic inequality and assesses strategies for promoting inclusive economic development. Sessions with available presentations are linked below:
- Framing the Conversation on COVID and Inequity:
- The Paycheck Protection Program and its Implications for Inclusivity
- Banking Deserts and the Paycheck Protection Program (Kristopher Deming)
- The Racial and Spatial Impacts of the Paycheck Protection Program (T. William Lester)
- Bank Types, Inclusivity, and Payroll Protection Program Lending During COVID-19 (Mark Cassell)
- Prospects and Opportunities for Equitable Entrepreneurship
- Place-based Approaches for Inclusion
- Fostering Resident-Centric Economic Development (Ellen Harpel)
- Broadband Use and Inclusive Prosperity in Black Communities (Karen Mossberger)
- Has COVID Derailed Efforts on Equity?
Download the full agenda.
Session moderators were Mike Horrigan, Randy Eberts, Tim Bartik and George Erickcek of the Upjohn Institute and Howard Wial of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. See a full list of speakers on the biographies page.
The conference was held to generate a dialogue between researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Much of the research presented at the conference and the conference’s proceedings will be included in a special issue of Economic Development Quarterly, the premiere applied academic journal on economic and workforce development issues.