As we watch covid-19 unfold across the globe we see supply chain breakdown and shortages in desperately needed PPE. At the same time, local communities are rising to the call to support economic development and aid our frontline workers in battling the virus. Across the nation companies are pivoting how they do business, leveraging their supply chain, and repurposing equipment. Local companies and communities are coming together to rapidly prototype innovative solutions and support their local economy.
How can local economies and resources such as makerspaces and design tools make an impact and fuel economic growth, and what can we do to help our local ecosystem during this unprecedented pandemic?