Economic Development Strategies for Recovery and Growth: International Insights

Tuesday, May 25 @ 10:00 am -11:00 am EDT

This webinar enables state leaders to hear about strategies from economic development counterparts internationally about their strategic approaches and plans for economic recovery from COVID-19. (As well as their preexisting economic development plans.) Speakers from three international jurisdictions will discuss their strategy or plan, actions being taken to implement priorities in the plan, as well as the funding framework and metrics enabling and tracking progress for the effort. The goal is to provide you, state economic development officials, with examples to draw upon as you craft your own approaches here in the U.S.

Explanation:  The American Rescue Plan Act is providing states with significant funding for economic relief and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Given ARP resources, there is a unique opportunity for states to invest funding strategically for maximum near-term impact and long-term benefit. This SEDE session aims to provide global context and reference points for these U.S. state-led stimulus efforts and investments.


  • United Arab Emirates: Mr. Saud Al Nowais, UAE Commercial Counselor to the United States
  • Quebec: Eric Marquis, Assistant Deputy Minister of Bilateral Relations, Quebec Department of International Relations
  • Singapore: Ih Ming Chan, Regional President for Americas, Economic Development Board of Singapore