• Our Mission

    At NADO, we promote regional strategies, partnerships and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities

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    At NADO, we promote regional strategies, partnerships and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across America’s local communities

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  • NADO’s federal advocacy agenda is developed by the active involvement of the association’s policy board and executive directors of the nation’s regional development organizations

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    NADO’s federal advocacy agenda is developed by the active involvement of the association’s policy board and executive directors of the nation’s regional development organizations

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  • Apply for a 2019 NADO Impact Award by July 19

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    Apply for a 2019 NADO Impact Award by July 19

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Featured Publications

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    Rural Transportation Technical Assistance Reports

    Published: March 11th, 2019

    From late 2017 to early 2019, the NADO Research Foundation and project partner Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (a consortium led by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University) conducted technical assistance related to rural transportation...

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    WealthWorks Evaluation Framework

    Published: February 19th, 2019

    This evaluation framework, developed by real-world practitioners, describes a series of indicators for measuring wealth creation impacts in asset-based, inclusive economic development efforts.

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