View the Webinar: Market Realities | The NEW Normal

The “Open for Business” series of our Survive & Thrive Biz Webinars highlights what YOUR business can expect as we REOPEN the economy.

The Market Realities: The NEW Normal webinar on May 20, 2020 gave a comprehensive look at the post-COVID-19 recovery beginning to take shape.

A distinguished panel of experts shared how the business community can pivot from managing through the COVID-19 crisis to achieving economic recovery and beyond from a regional, state, and national perspective.

This webinar examined reopening businesses and economic challenges through the following lenses:

  • A national site selection consultant forecasted which industries will survive and thrive in the new economy and how companies are planning from retention to expansion activities;
  • An economist’s view on how COVID-19 has burst our economic bubble and an update on current trends and a forecast on when recovery will take hold;
  • The head of our state office of economic development detailed Colorado’s plan to rebuild the economy and support businesses post COVID-19; and
  • An inside look from the Chair on the Governor’s Economic Stabilization and Growth Council on Colorado’s “new normal” and strategies to restart the economy.


Federico Pena, former Mayor of Denver, Secretary of Transportation and Secretary of Energy during the Bill Clinton presidency, and Council Chair for Governor’s Council on Economic Stabilization and Growth

Betsy Markey, Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director at Ginovus, experts in site selection/economic development incentives

Patty Silverstein, President & Chief Economist, Development Research Partners


Commissioner Steve O’Dorisio, Adams County

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