Programs and Special Initiatives of NADO and the NADO Research Foundation:

  • Rural Planning Organizations of America (RPO America) was established in June 2006 by the NADO Board of Directors to serve as the national professional association for rural transportation planning professionals, practitioners and other interested stakeholders.
  • Economic Development Finance Service is a subscription-based service of the NADO Research Foundation for business development finance professionals. EDFS is the only national group supporting organizations that manage EDA RLFs and USDA IRP loan funds, in addition to other federal development finance programs.
  • NADO’s Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development, under a four-year cooperative agreement with the Federal Highway Administration, provides training, information and professional resources for small metropolitan and rural regions to pursue innovative strategies to expand the capabilities, capacity and effectiveness of a region’s transportation network.
  • NADO’s Center for Environmental Stewardship and Regional Development, is focused on promoting regional solutions and strategies for strengthening local environmental stewardship and economic development efforts, including the enhancement of local land use, watershed and air quality management.
  • Association of Delta Development Districts is an organization of the 42 Local Development Districts designated by the eight-state Delta Regional Authority. NADO provides staffing and logistic support for the regional group of NADO members.

National and Regional Program Partners: