Articles by: Laurie Thompson

  • Public Sector Business Loan Funds: Views and Recommendations from Practitioners

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    In an effort to improve the understanding of the public business loan fund industry, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation and the Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) sponsored a convening of the nation’s leading loan fund...

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  • ATC 2011 Mobile Workshops

    Posted on: May 16th, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    As has become tradition, NADO’s ATC takes attendees out of the hotel to various locations in and around the conference city to learn about economic and community development projects and initiatives first hand. Known as Mobile Workshops, these events have...

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  • 2011 Annual Conference Preliminary Schedule

    Posted on: April 26th, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    Friday, October 7th 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration Saturday, October 8th 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Conference Registration 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mobile Workshops (#) Balancing Ecology and The...

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  • What is EDFS?

    Posted on: March 31st, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    With their entrepreneurial fortitude and innovative spirit, small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy.  Without them, the U.S. will be hard-pressed to be a major force in the global economy.  Small businesses create jobs, bring innovation to the...

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  • Economic Development Finance Service

    Posted on: March 31st, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    With their entrepreneurial fortitude and innovative spirit, small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy.  Without them, the U.S. will be hard-pressed to be a major force in the global economy.  Small businesses create jobs, bring innovation to the...

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  • 2012 Annual Training Conference (Las Vegas)

    Posted on: March 29th, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    Saturday October 13, 2012 – Tuesday October 16, 2012 Map and Directions (http://maps NULL.google NULL.com/maps?q=) | Register Description: Mirage Hotel | 3400 Las Vegas Blvd. South | Las Vegas, NV | 800.499.6311                            Conference room rate:  $165 single / double Please...

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  • EDFS Reporter – March 31, 2011

    Posted on: March 20th, 2011 by Laurie Thompson

    With their entrepreneurial fortitude and innovative spirit, small businesses are the backbone of the nation’s economy.  Without them, the U.S. will be hard-pressed to be a major force in the global economy.  Small businesses create jobs, bring innovation to the...

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