Articles by: Kathy Nothstine

  • Upcoming Webinar: Building Vibrant Local Economies by Connecting Regional Food Systems

    Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by Kathy Nothstine

    County and regional leaders are integrating food systems into economic development plans.  These efforts are reinvigorating rural economies to foster economic development connected to local, agricultural economies.  Join the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org/Pages/default NULL.aspx)(NACo) for a free...

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  • Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design Issues RFP for Rural Communities

    Posted on: January 17th, 2013 by Kathy Nothstine

    The Citizens’ Institute on Rural Design (CIRD), a program of the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.nea NULL.gov/) and USDA (http://www NULL.usda NULL.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome), has issued a request for proposals to rural communities facing design challenges to host local workshops...

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  • Presentation: Prosperous, Healthy, Vibrant Rural Regions and Communities

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    In this presentation at the 2012 National Rural Housing Conference, NADO Associate Director Kathy Nothstine describes trends in rural economic development and highlights case studies of rural regions and small communities that are approaching economic development, land use, and transportation...

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  • Video: Partnerships in Transportation, Economic Development, and Sustainable Regions and Communities

    Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    At this NADO workshop in April 2012, David Cole delivered the opening address, offering his experiences and views on creative problem solving, building stronger state and local partnerships, and leveraging transportation investments and economic development initiatives to create stronger regions...

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  • Webinar Recording: Engaging Stakeholders in Your Community’s Projects

    Posted on: November 14th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Many planning projects, especially economic development initiatives that impact neighborhoods and downtowns, can be emotionally-charged and potentially controversial. Therefore, the projects that engage as many residents and stakeholder groups as possible throughout (https://www2 NULL.gotomeeting NULL.com/register/428493906)the planning process have a better...

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  • Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities

    Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    The International City/County Management Association (http://icma NULL.org/en/icma/home) (ICMA) has released a three-part series of briefing papers focused on asset-based economic development and building sustainable rural communities. The three new briefing papers showcase how a number of small communities are tackling...

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  • Webinar: Transit-Oriented Development That Is Transforming Communities

    Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    (http://www NULL.sustainablecommunities NULL.gov/studies NULL.html#FC9)On Thursday, November 15, 1:00 to 2:15 Eastern, join the city of Moline, IL, the city of Cincinnati, OH, and the HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities for a discussion of transit-oriented development (TOD) projects in each city....

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  • Best Practices for EDDs and CEDS

    Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Brian Kelsey, NADO’s Director of Economic Development, presented at the Alabama Association of Regional Councils Annual Training Conference on October 23, 2012. Attendees received an overview of best practices for Economic Development Districts and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), as...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Engaging Stakeholders in Your Community’s Projects

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Many planning projects, especially economic development initiatives that impact neighborhoods and downtowns, can be controversial. Therefore, projects that engage as many residents and stakeholders groups as possible during the planning process have a better chance of incurring support of the...

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  • ArtPlace Seeking LOIs for Community Placemaking Initiatives

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    ArtPlace (ArtPlace invites Letters of Inquiry for initiatives involving arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy NULL. ArtPlace believes that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully...

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