Business Disaster Case Studies

[VIEW THE 2108 CONTINUITY INSIGHTS MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE PROGRAM] Featured case studies will focus on implementing a global BCM training program, real-time communication in a complex threat environment, supply chain risk management, implementing adaptive business continuity, the evolving world of disaster recovery, and more.Presenters will include expert business continuity practitioners from Verizon Wireless, EY (Ernst & Young), T.This report includes the case studies listed above from Southwest Arkansas, East Central Iowa, Greater New Orleans, and the Texas Gulf Coast.

Their regional perspective and interdisciplinary focus—they manage and deliver economic development, land use, transportation, workforce, aging, and other programs—allows them to promote the long-term competitiveness and sustainability of their regions as a whole.

They have long-standing relationships with local governments, state and federal agencies, business owners, educational and medical institutions, and other key partners and have proven abilities to foster intergovernmental and cross-sectoral collaboration.

Case Studies published February 8, 2019 Iowa State Savings Bank (ISSB), a locally owned community bank in Knoxville needed to make improvements to its business continuity and disaster recovery plan, and they turned to Aureon for help.

After an overhaul of their hardware and design infrastructure, ISSB can now rest easy knowing that all critical banking functions could be back on track quickly if something happened.

The -established guide for coordinating disaster planning and recovery efforts at all levels of government, EDA has been tasked with serving as the coordinating agency for the Department of Commerce for the Economic Recovery Support Function.

This Recovery Support Function, , facilitates the integration of federal agency expertise to help local, state, and tribal governments and the private sector sustain and rebuild businesses and employment and develop opportunities that result in sustainable and economically resilient communities.Additionally, they possess strong technical skills, broad expertise, and solid understanding of their regions’ challenges and opportunities, and can provide critical capacity that local governments may lack.This case study series produced by the NADO Research Foundation highlights the efforts of EDDs that have received disaster recovery funding from EDA.Read more about the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place.In the wake of natural disasters, local and regional economies are extremely vulnerable.Featured Case Studies: Additional case studies coming soon.Click here to download a compiled report (in PDF format) describing the work of EDDs that received funding from EDA to help recover and rebuild from 2008 disasters in and nearby states.This entry was posted in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery Publications, Disaster Resilience, Featured Resources, Latest News, Publications, Publications, Publications, Publications, Regional and Community Planning, Regional and Community Planning Publications, Regional Economic Development, Regional Economic Development Publications, Sustainable Development and tagged community development, Disaster Recovery, disaster resilience, economic development, EDA, Featured, Featured Publications, Planning, Publications, sustainable communities. The exchange of practical ideas that can help solve critical problems or improve the efficiency or effectiveness of an overall BCM program will be on full display as practitioners share information dealing with current issues based on actual events.The case studies demonstrate how regions have effectively used federal funding to address the impacts of natural disasters, become more resilient to future events, and increase economic competitiveness and quality of life.While every disaster and every region have unique characteristics, EDDs and other organizations can learn a lot from each other about planning for disasters during so-called “blue-sky” periods, building partnerships, pursuing non-traditional funding sources, encouraging community engagement, and seizing the abundant opportunities to build back better following an event.


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