This website is home to capacity building materials developed by the NADO Research Foundation and its partners. It contains links to publications, webinars, workshop materials, and other information on community and economic development in small towns and rural regions.
Metropolitan and rural America are highly connected and interdependent. To succeed, metropolitan America needs a healthy and sustainable rural economy and culture, and in turn rural America needs vibrant, well-functioning cities and suburbs to thrive and flourish.
This case study series highlights how regional development organizations have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from EDA to address the impacts of natural disasters, become more resilient to future events, and increase long-term economic competitiveness and quality of life in their regions.