Work Group process

The Economic Recovery Work Group met five times to develop their recommendations. See how they managed the process.


Meetings were structured around three interdependent topic areas.

  • Workforce
  • Housing
  • Entrepreneurship and small business

The first two meetings focused on:

  • Introductions
  • Staff presentations on recovery efforts to date
  • Identification of problems, challenges and gaps

The last three meetings focused on identifying solutions.

Meeting dates and topics

Dec. 9 - Introduction of Work Group members and each member’s expectations for the Work Group
Dec. 16 - Existing efforts toward inclusive economic recovery and gaps in services. Investments and outcomes; review of Community Now Coalition report and recommendations
Jan. 6 - Housing and workforce: partnering to remove barriers holding people back
Jan. 27 - Entrepreneurship, community ownership of small businesses, procurement, supplier diversity and BIPOC business pipeline
Feb. 18 - Legislative primer; DEED program priorities; summary of recommendations from previous meetings and priorities