Join us for the first in a series of webinars presented by the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center where we lay out some of the most important impacts of the health crisis, beyond the statistics on business closures, layoffs and unemployment.
Metropolitan Center researchers will discuss the foundations of a comprehensive applied research initiative on the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on South Florida, and the development of a strategy response framework for business and community leaders.
Dr. Howard Frank – Dr. Frank has been Director of the FIU Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center since 2010 and Chair of FIU’s Public Policy and Administration Department since 2014. He views the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center as an anchor for informed policymaking throughout Southeast Florida.
Dr. Ned Murray – Associate Director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center and a leading expert on economic and housing market issues in South Florida.
Dr. Maria Ilcheva – Assistant Director of Planning and Operations of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center. Dr. Ilcheva serves as Subject Matter Expert in data analytics and behavioral research.
Kevin Greiner, MUP, JD – Kevin Greiner is development planner, analyst and policy researcher with over 25 years of experience leading a wide variety of comprehensive redevelopment and planning projects as a consultant and principal in the public and private sectors. His research at the Center focuses on regional economic competitiveness, community development best practices, strategic planning and public-private development finance.
Learn more about our COVID-19 Research Initiative here.