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Read East Central Iowa's Flood Recovery Story in 'Lessons from the Storm: Case Studies on Economic Recovery and Resilience'


Date Published: November 2013


This case study describes how the East Central Iowa Council of Governments used its EDA funding to hire two disaster recovery coordinators and create a revolving loan fund to help businesses purchase property and equipment and access working capital after the devastating floods of 2008.

Keywords: disaster recovery; disaster resiliency; case study; economic development; Economic Development Administration; EDD; implementation; rural areas; small towns and tribes

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