Welcome to CommuniTIES, the Baker Tilly podcast series where we speak with public sector leaders from across the firm about practical guidance to help governmental entities protect and enhance their value.
In this episode, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors, Kate Crowley, Matt Eckerle and Mikaela Huot, discuss the economic development challenges and opportunities for communities as we continue to navigate the uncertainties brought by the coronavirus, including current trends, what we’re seeing in both the private and public sector markets and where different types of projects are on the road to reopening, recovering and resetting.
Listen to our podcast to gain insight into the questions you have related to how communities are approaching economic development during this uncertain time, the impact COVID-19 has had on current projects, financial considerations for local governments and how public-private partnerships can help communities move forward.
Meet the hosts:
Kate Crowley, Principal, Baker Tilly Capital and Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
Matt Eckerle, CIPMA, Partner, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
Mikaela Huot, CIPMA, EDFP, Director, Baker Tilly Municipal Advisors
How prepared is your organization to reopen, recover and reset from the pandemic?
The Baker Tilly Public Sector COVID-19 Recovery Assessment tool can help state and local government, utility and school district leaders assess the current impact of the coronavirus crisis on your entity and community, understand your level of preparedness for recovery in a possibly permanently altered environment and identify potential risks your entity may need to mitigate.
Baker Tilly understands state and local governments and how an unplanned event such as the COVID-19 outbreak can affect your organization and community. Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center for state and local governments for additional tools and advice.
For more information on this topic, or to learn how Baker Tilly public sector specialists can help, contact our team.