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NADO Releases Its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

In 2019, the NADO Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Action Plan for 2020 – 2024 for NADO and the NADO Research Foundation. The plan is based on NADO member input from surveys, board meetings, 2018 Annual Training Conference, and 2019 Washington Conference.

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WealthWorks Evaluation Framework

This evaluation framework, developed by real-world practitioners, describes a series of indicators for measuring wealth creation impacts in asset-based, inclusive economic development efforts.

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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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