Articles by: Deborah Cox

  • EDA Requests Public Comment on New Proposed Regulations

    Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On December 7, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) requesting public comment on proposed revisions to the agency’s regulations.  These revisions come after EDA incorporated public and internal input received earlier this year.  The...

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  • NADO Releases Special Edition of NADO News at Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: October 21st, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On October 8, at the 2011 Annual Training Conference held in Miami, FL, NADO released a special edition of NADO News, “A Review of Federal Legislative Activity Impacting Regional Development Organizations,” highlighting federal community and economic development policy issues and...

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  • Senate Moves Bill Containing EDA Funding

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On September 15, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a draft fiscal 2012 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) spending bill that would provide $52.7 billion in discretionary funds for the U.S. Department of Commerce (which includes the Economic Development Administration), the U.S....

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  • President Obama Announces the American Jobs Act

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On September 8, before a Joint Session of Congress, President Obama outlined his new plan to create jobs and boost the economy.  In his proposal, The American Jobs Act, the President calls for greater investment in the nation’s infrastructure and...

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  • NADO Provides Legislative Update to Members

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

      On September 8, the NADO legislative team provided a federal policy and legislative status report to NADO members through a national conference call.  The purpose of the call was to provide NADO members with the latest news from Capitol...

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  • NADO Executive Director Attends President Obama’s Rose Garden Address

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On August 31, NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase attended a press event held by President Obama at the White House Rose Garden.  Speaking to a group of transportation and infrastructure stakeholder groups, President Obama, joined by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood,...

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  • OMB Memo Establishes Expectations for FY2013 Spending

    Posted on: September 9th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On August 17, Jacob Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), released a memo directing all Federal department and agency heads to begin work on their FY2013 budget requests. The memo, intended to provide agencies with guidelines...

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  • Upcoming NADO Conferences & Events: 2012-2013

    Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    March 19 – 21, 2012 NADO Washington Policy Conference Marriott Crystal Gateway, Arlington, Virginia 703.920.3230 Room rate: $240 single/double April 24 – 26, 2012 Economic Development Finance Service Annual Conference Hilton Burlington Hotel, Burlington, Vermont 800.445.8667 Room rate: $129 single/double...

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  • FEMA Accepting Applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    FEMA Accepting Applications for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is accepting applications for $404 million in FY2011 funds for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG).  The AFG...

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  • EPA and USDA Announce New Partnership to Address Rural Water and Wastewater Systems

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011 by Deborah Cox

    On August 8, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a national partnership to improve rural drinking water and wastewater systems.  Water and sewage treatment facilities across the U.S. face challenges due to...

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