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

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.