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COVID-19 Demographic and Economic Resources
The Census Bureau has released an interactive data hub including COVID-19 resources providing users demographic risk factor variables along with economic data on 20 key industries impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households & Supplemental Data from April 2020 The Federal Reserve Board released an annual report that draws from the Board’s seventh annual Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making. This resource also provides data on how households fared near the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and highlights financial concerns for many households that predates the public health crisis.

SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub
SCORE, funded through U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), offers a variety of business and marketing tools to help small businesses adapt through unprecedented challenges.

U.S. Cluster Mapping Portal
Harvard Business School's Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, and the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Economic Development Administration provide this tool to illustrate more than 50 million open data records on industry clusters and regional business environments enabling promotion of economic growth.

Feeding Kids When Schools are Closed
USDA provides this resource on nutrition programs and meal service options available for children during the coronavirus pandemic.

Event Opportunities

Too Important to Fail: Minority-Owned Businesses Navigating COVID-19 and Beyond
May 27 | Webinar
Federal Reserve Bank of New York is providing this course on recovery options for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Exploring Census Data: Education Statistics
May 27 | Webinar
The U.S. Census Bureau is providing practical ways to use education data from business and demographic programs.

CDFA Food Systems Finance Webinar Series
May 28 | The Landscape of Food Systems Finance
July 30 | Neighborhood Revitalization Through Food Systems Finance
Sept 29 | Financing Food Systems Entrepreneurs
Council of Development Finance Agency (CDFA) is providing a free online series that aims to advance opportunities and leverage existing capital financing streams for rural communities. that scale local and regional food systems and increase access to better food while creating new living wage jobs in communities across the country.

National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) Conference

June 8-9 I Virtual Event
NARC will host sessions on economic recovery, public health, transit, and more.

Utilizing Federal Data to Measure the Digital Divide
June 17 | Webinar
National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA is providing this webinar learning opportunity on federal data sources, current trends and how to access local information on broadband efforts. This webinar will feature NTIA and U.S. Census Bureau data findings.




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