Economic Initiatives Webinar Series: Navigating the Impacts of COVID-19

Part XXII.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, hear from the Downtown Tucson Partnership on innovative programs and solutions for business recovery.

Part XXI.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, hear from local resource partners who can help you through this challenging time. This week, City departments share new and existing programs to help your business thrive!

Part XX.

Part XIX.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, hear from commercial property owners, and their local business tenants, on ways they are meeting the challenges of this pandemic.


Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, hear about more financial assistance programs from local organizations.

Part XVII.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, hear from three organizations administering the City’s We Are One/Somos Uno Resiliency Fund grant programs to assist Small Business, Nonprofits, and Individuals/Families.

Part XVI.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, three local non-profit leaders share their experiences navigating the impacts of this pandemic. 

Part XV.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives, learn about two digital marketing opportunities designed to help businesses revive revenue lost during the pandemic.

Part XIV.

Hear from experts at local startup and co-working facilities about their innovative strategies to support entrepreneurs and small businesses during the pandemic.

Part XIII.

This webinar will feature some of our very own Tucson hotel operators who will share their responses to the pandemic. In addition, hear how the region is faring with the latest trends and updates in our hospitality industry. 

Part XII.

Hosted by the City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives,  learn about the Blax Friday project, an effort to create an accessible list of black-owned businesses in Tucson. Plus, hear from Pima County administrators about the Back to Business initiative, how the County is marketing the campaign, plus re-opening requirements for restaurants, bars, gyms, pools and spas. 

Part XI.

This week, learn what’s happening in the retail industry and how the International Council of Shopping Centers is supporting small businesses. 

Part X.

This week, meet Hownd, a new online marketing platform we are making available to small business to help them get back to business fast

Part IX.

Learn about the state of Tucson’s dining and hospitality industry.  Featured Speakers: Felipe Garcia, Visit Tucson; Jesus Bonillas, American Eat Co.; Todd Hanley, Hotel Congress & Maynard’s; Jonathan Mabry, Tucson City of Gastronomy.

Part VIII.

Public health expert, Dr. Omar Contreras, Program Director of Policy and Translational Research, University of Arizona Cancer Center, will help guide us through the reopening of our economy. 

Part VII.

Receive an update on the State and local economy from University of Arizona economist George Hammond, as well as learn about creative business responses to the pandemic.
Featured Speakers: University of Arizona Eller College of Management; Local First Arizona Foundation.

Part VI.

Learn how to access Kiva Tucson’s community-backed, no-interest, no-fee business loans, get the latest information on federal funding availability, and get a first look at the Tucson Resiliency Fund.
Featured Speakers: Community Investment Corporation & Kiva Tucson; Business Development Finance Corporation; and a special appearance by City of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero.

Part V.

Learn how Pima Community College and Pima County One-Stop/Arizona@Work are partnering to meet the needs of displaced workers in response to the COVID-19 crisis, and how they are innovating to meet the needs of employers and their employees post-COVID-19. Marisol Flores-Aguirre will discuss the City of Tucson Economic Initiatives outreach efforts to the Spanish-speaking business community. 
Featured Speakers:  Pima Community College Workforce Development; Pima County One-Stop/Arizona@Work; City of Tucson Economic Initiatives.

Part IV.

Learn about the City’s new website, ConnectTucson, and see how we have incorporated SizeUp, a free data analytics tool designed to help businesses grow by making smarter decisions.
Featured Speaker: SizeUp.

Part III.

Learn about the Tucson Metro Chamber’s new workforce program, get an update from City Planning & Development Services, and hear the latest on the state of the commercial real estate industry.
Featured Speakers: Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce; City of Tucson Planning & Development Services; Larsen Baker, LLC.

Part II.

Hear the latest on unemployment benefits, tips for entrepreneurs, ways to stay connected, and access to more free business support.
Featured Speakers: PCC Small Business Development Center; Startup Tucson; Pima County Business Services.

Part I.

Hear from local resource partners that can assist you with access to capital, relief programs, and best practices during this challenging time.
Featured Speakers: Community Investment Corporation; SCORE; Growth Partners Arizona; Farhang & Medcoff Attorneys; Caliber Group; Business Development Finance Cooperation.