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How Investors Can Make an Impact After a Disaster

When a natural disaster strikes, the first reaction of the business community is compassion. Many are the stories of good Samaritan companies opening their doors, lending equipment for rescue and relief, and helping to facilitate the rebuilding and restocking needed in their own neighborhoods. That’s what happens on the ground. But a business’ second reaction to a natural disaster is usually more interesting from an investor’s standpoint. While any business disruption means a short-term dip in a region’s economy, there’s also an opportunity