In response to the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, Lewis & Clark Development Group is hiring a full-time professional to help the organization assist communities throughout the region.
The new EDA CARES Director will help develop and coordinate assistance resources to local governments, tribal governments, businesses, lenders, and economic development groups throughout a ten-county region. The director will report to LCD Group Executive Director Brent Ekstrom and will be part of the Lewis & Clark Regional Development Council (RDC) team.
“The director will be our point person in assessing needs, developing strategies, and carrying out approaches to help mitigate the economic effects of this pandemic for communities and businesses throughout the Lewis and Clark region,” says Brent Ekstrom.
Lewis & Clark RDC is part of the Lewis & Clark Development Group. It serves as the Economic Development District (EDD) for the region, which consists of Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sheridan, and Sioux counties.
The EDA CARES Director position is made possible through federal funding provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provided the federal Economic Development Association (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities across the country prevent, prepare for, and respond to the pandemic.
Specific information on the position may be found here.