NADO Advocacy Resources

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.

NADO Advocacy Resources - EDA

FY 23 Funding for the U.S. Economic Development Administration and Economic Development Districts

EDA Partnership Planning Grants FY 23 Fact Sheet

Share this appropriations fact sheet with your members of Congress to advocate for EDA funding for EDDs

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NADO EDA Reauthorization Priorities

Learn about NADO’s priorities for EDA Reauthorization and share this resource with your members of Congress

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NADO EDA Slide Deck: Congressional Action Needed

Use and share this slide deck to educate your members of Congress about EDA Reauthorization 

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NADO and DDAA Advocacy Resources - ARC

FY 23 Funding for Local Development Districts within the Appalachian Regional Commission's Service Region

DDAA ARC LDD FY23 Fact Sheet

Share this appropriations fact sheet with your members of Congress to advocate for ARC funding for LDDs

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DDAA ARC LDD Slide Deck

Use this slide deck to educate your members of Congress about the importance of funding for LDDs in the ARC region

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ARC LDD Template Letter to Congress

Use this template letter to reach out to your members of Congress to request robust FY23 funding for LDDs in the ARC region

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Webinar Recordings​

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

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Joe McKinney has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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