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

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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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