NADO members and other economic and community development stakeholders are encouraged to use the advocacy resources below to amplify NADO’s advocacy efforts and policy priorities.
Share this appropriations fact sheet with your members of Congress to advocate for EDA funding for EDDs
NADO EDA Revolving Loan Fund Defederalization Webinar (recording)
NADO EDA CARES Act Funding Webinar (recording)
NADO Webinar on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
Tools and Tips for Effective Advocacy in 2022
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.