Long-Term Recovery - After disasters, ISD specializes in long-term recovery. We work with companies and communities on:
Rural and low income community technical assistance and capacity building
Visioning, planning, and goal-setting
Small business, entrepreneurial base, and workforce development
Community economic development policy support
Resilient community evaluations and recommendations
Public-Private Partnership Facilitation
Resilience - Every community has weaknesses and vulnerabilities. ISD works with government leaders, nonprofit and business executives, and academics to capture best practices, develop strategies, identify needed investments, and build networks to become Resilience Ready.
Transformation - (aka the Future of Business and Innovation) -- we are in the early stages of what is sometimes known as the fourth Industrial Revolution or the Digital Revolution. The future of economic growth is predicated on innovation and creativity, and the future of social progress is predicated on this innovation and creativity being diffused and accessible to as many as people as possible. Businesses spend more money philanthropically on education than any other subject; they spend over $240 billion in R&D, and the entire $200 billion advertising and marketing industry alone depends on creativity. However, while there are many local success stories, the US continues to drop in global innovation, science, and math rankings. ISD's Education, Science, Culture and Business Network is designed to bring together leading experts across these disciplines to develop projects, campaigns, and policy recommendations to secure the future of the U.S. and expand its inclusiveness and accessibility.