A Peer Learning Forum of the NADO Research Foundation: Innovative Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Economic Resilience

This report (PDF), released in July 2011, covers the discussions during a two-day forum held in June 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Participants from Mississippi,  North Carolina, Iowa, Texas, South Dakota, Florida, and Wisconsin shared their situations and offered examples of successful strategies, as well as shared challenges encountered.

The NADO Research Foundation completed this report under a grant with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (No 08-79-04379) to look at post disaster economic recovery initiatives of regional planning and development organizations after the catastrophic events of 2008.

Click here to view A Peer Learning Forum of the NADO Research Foundation:  Innovative Approaches to Disaster Recovery and Economic Resilience (PDF).

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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