Regional Economic Recovery – XLR8 Training Program

The IC² Institute is preparing to help small or remote Texas communities face economic recovery issues resulting from the COVID-19 crisis.  Leaders of these communities are invited to sign up for a training program called “XLR8.”  XLR8 aims to identify both challenges and key steps to mitigate challenges and maximally leverage assets within communities.

Training will reference the community-asset-mapping data acquired by the IC² Regional Economic Recovery Team over the summer or equivalent data already possessed by the community.  Topics:

  • a framework for data-driven economic development program design
  • rapid testing and linking of measurement to grow programs with broad community support
  • peer-based mentoring
  • access to economic development experts

Sessions will occur online on Tuesday evenings in the fall.  logo

Tentative schedule of meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6-8 PM
  • Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 6-8 PM
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6-8 PM
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 6-8 PM
  • Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6-8 PM
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6-8 PM

There is no cost to communities for participation in XLR8.

Interested communities should complete this brief form.

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