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Resiliency resource for struggling Illinois economies

Shutdowns due to COVID-19 restrictions impact business revenue.

URBANA, Ill. – As Illinois businesses suffer revenue losses due to coronavirus-related restrictions, University of Illinois Extension is leveraging its expertise to help communities recover.

“As communities, organizations, and businesses manage the current situation and think about the future, information is vital to their decision-making,” says Anne Silvis, University of Illinois Extension assistant dean and community and economic development program leader.

Economic resiliency needs vary by industry and cover a wide range of topics. With a multitude of sources available, finding the right information can be challenging. To assist, Illinois Extension is providing up-to-date information to businesses and communities through webinars, press releases, blogs, and digital resources.

“Providing expert sources of information and keeping them current is something Extension is well-positioned to do,” says Silvis. Find a comprehensive repository of COVID-19 information on Illinois Extension’s COVID-19 Resource pages to help rural economies, municipalities, and businesses across the state navigate the present, develop recovery strategies, and plan for the future.

To view the collection, visit:

Source: Anne Silvis, University of Illinois Extension, assistant dean
Writer: Liz Smith, University of Illinois Extension, communications coordinator