Industry briefing to focus on resiliency investments
Since 2000, flood disasters have caused more than $800 billion in losses stemming from business interruptions and damage to infrastructure, such as roads, hospitals and schools. Research indicates that following a disaster, roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors, and 90 percent fail within a year unless they can resume operations within five days.
The Pew Charitable Trusts and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are convening a discussion — The Business Case for Flood-Ready Infrastructure — on April 30, 2019, in Washington, D.C., on the impacts of flooding events to our nation’s business community. Ryan Colker, executive director of the Alliance for National & Community Resilience (ANCR) and ANCR Vice Chair Tom Phillips, principal of building regulatory strategy at Target Corp., will join local officials and organizations representing small and large businesses to focus on how Congress and the administration can make resilient investments and forward-thinking policy decisions that ensure communities and businesses are better able to thrive in the face of increasing flood-disasters.
Click here to register by April 26, 2019.