MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state has issued a guidebook to assist with economic recovery following a disaster.
The free Community Economic Recovery Guidebook was released by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. It’s directed at economic development organizations, businesses and community leaders.
According to the WEDC, steps taken by local civic leaders immediately following a disaster can make a significant difference in how the community responds and having a strategy in place is important for long term recovery.
The guidebook’s co-author, Gail Towers MacAskill, said the book provides a framework of discussions to help local leaders speed economic recovery.
The book pulls from the experiences of communities that have gone through disasters.