ICMA Weekly Community Conversations on the Coronavirus Jeff Finkle, president and CEO of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), provides an update on COVID-19. He describes lessons learned from past experiences in emerging from economic disasters and shares important information about resources that communities can tap in the weeks and months ahead to help them recover from this disaster. Following his brief presentation, listeners had the opportunity to ask questions.
Jeff Finkle is a recognized leader and authority on economic development. With the formation of IEDC in 2001 following the merger of the Council for Urban Economic Development (CUED) - where he was president for 15 years - and the American Economic Development Council (AEDC), Jeff set the course for a more effective and influential organization. Jeff previously served as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and has received numerous awards over the years for his commitment to making sustainable economic development a priority in communities of all sizes.