Monthly Archives: September 2011

Raising Local Funds through a Regional Sales Tax Initiative in Georgia

Note: The presentation summary below was initially written and published in 2011.  In 2012, Georgia’s Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax was voted on by the public during the state’s primary elections, and passed in three fairly rural regions, out...

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Posted in NADO Publications, Regional Development, Regional Development Publications, Regional Planning, Regional Planning Publications, Transportation & Infrastructure |

Proactive Air Quality Efforts in Illinois and Iowa

On August 25, 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium in Washington, DC.  This event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and was held in conjunction with the 2011 ...

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Posted in Climate Resilience, NADO Publications, Regional Development, Regional Development Publications, Regional Planning, Regional Planning Publications, Transportation & Infrastructure, Transportation & Infrastructure Publications |

Addressing Transportation and Housing to Meet Demographic Change and Local Needs in Virginia

On August 25, 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium in Washington, DC.  This event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and was held in conjunction with the 2011 ...

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Posted in Equity & Inclusion, NADO Publications, Regional Development, Regional Development Publications, Regional Planning, Regional Planning Publications, Regional Transportation, Transportation & Infrastructure, Transportation & Infrastructure Publications |

Integrating Land Use, Transportation, and Economic Development at SEDA-COG

On August 25, 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium in Washington, DC.  This event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and was held in conjunction with the 2011 ...

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Posted in NADO Publications, Regional Transportation, Transportation & Infrastructure, Transportation & Infrastructure Publications |

Merging Transportation and Economic Development Plans in Iowa

Note: This case study initially appeared in the NADO Research Foundation 2012 report Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development and was also a presentation given at the 2011 RPO America Peer Symposium during the...

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Posted in NADO Publications, Regional Transportation, Transportation & Infrastructure, Transportation & Infrastructure Publications |

Regional and State Planning Partnerships to Shape Policy, Planning, and Projects in Maine

On August 25, 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation held the RPO America Peer Symposium in Washington, DC.  This event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and was held in conjunction with the 2011 ...

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Growing Rural Innovation-Based Economies: Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network

This report is presented in two parts, a case study overview and a detailed description of steps performed & visualizations created to better understand regional economic development.

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Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development

The NADO Research Foundation has released a new report, Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development.  Led by the state’s Economic Development Districts, Mobilize Maine is a proactive approach to revitalizing the economy by drawing on regional assets.  This report highlights the efforts...

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2011 National Rural Transportation Conference

On August 24 – 26, 2011, the National Rural Transportation Conference occurred in Washington, DC.  The conference provided peer training and networking on a variety of multi-modal rural and small metropolitan transportation planning topics, as well as timely federal program...

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Posted in Regional Transportation, Transportation & Infrastructure |

GIS Brings Economic Vitality to Appalachian Communities

This report highlights how many Local Development Districts in the Appalachian region have been able to use GIS to enhance their region economically. Released April 2008, 8 pages Click here to view GIS Brings Economic Vitality to Appalachian Communities (PDF)....

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