• 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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  • Registration is now open for the NADO-DDAA Washington Conference, scheduled for March 17-20, 2019

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    Registration is now open for the NADO-DDAA Washington Conference, scheduled for March 17-20, 2019

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Featured Publications

  • Chalkboard with the words "Welcome. Thank you for supporting your local farmers and producers!" Photo courtesy by Joe Klementovich Photography.

    WealthWorks Evaluation Framework

    Published: February 19th, 2019

    Photo courtesy by Joe Klementovich Photography, klementovichphoto.com Rural wealth creation is an approach to community and economic development that is demand-driven, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s existing assets or underutilized resources.  Wealth creation is intentionally inclusive,...

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  • CEDS Central

    Published: March 9th, 2018

    CEDS Central is home to the NADO Research Foundation's CEDS training materials, all in one convenient spot. These materials include reports, case studies, videos, webinars, and more on planning, developing, and implementing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

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