Organization: City of Boulder, Colorado
- Jennifer Pinsonneault
- Mike Chard, Boulder Office of Emergency Management
- Clif Harald, Boulder Economic Council
- Sharon King, Boulder Small Business Development Center
It is well known that communities with strong, diverse economies and well prepared businesses preceding a disaster are measurably better equipped to recover more quickly. How diverse is Boulder’s economy and how prepared are its businesses? What steps can be taken to increase economic resilience and mitigate the economic impact of natural disasters? How can public and private resources be leveraged for disaster planning and recovery?