Articles by: Matthew Chase

  • NADO Analysis of the President’s FY13 Budget

    Posted on: February 16th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    NADO released its annual in-depth analysis of the President’s FY2013 federal budget blueprint.  A copy of the written summary, with accompanying budget chart, was emailed to the full membership.  In addition, the association hosted a members-only webinar today to discuss...

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  • McCauley Outlines NADO Rural Development Priorities at Senate Hearing

    Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    NADO Member Mathias (Matt) McCauley of the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments testified on USDA Rural Development issues before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry on February 15. The 2012 Farm Bill hearing focused on energy and economic growth for rural America.

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  • Role of RDOs in Business Development Finance

    Posted on: January 20th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    This report highlights the innovative approaches being taken by five regional development organizations (RDO) in Colorado, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin to spur job growth through new business startups or existing business expansions.

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  • New Iowa State Association Brochure

    Posted on: January 20th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    The Iowa Association of Regional Councils (IARC) has developed a new publication with the assistance of NADO. The executive summary report focuses on the role of the state's Councils of Governments in achieving results through partnerships.

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  • Federal Update for South Carolina State Association

    Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase was the luncheon keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils.  The conference is attended each year by more than 250 state legislators, county and city elected officials, regional...

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  • Rural Cluster Development in Kansas

    Posted on: July 28th, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    NADO staff joined leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in a peer exchange with Kansas State Universities’ Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) (http://www NULL.amisuccess NULL.com/) and the Kansas Association of Regional Development Organizations...

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  • 2011 NADO Regional Sustainable Forum

    Posted on: July 22nd, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    On July 25, 2011, the NADO Research Foundation is sponsoring a peer exchange, 2011 Regional Sustainable Development Forum: Building Resilient Regions, at the office of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in Kansas City, Missouri. Combined file of all forum presentations ...

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  • Rural America’s Role in the Federal Innovation Agenda

    Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    Rural America’s Role in the Federal Competitiveness and Innovation Agenda By Matthew Chase, NADO Executive Director (Reprinted from AgriPulse blog at www.agri-pulse.com/Opinion-Matt-Chase-01-31-2011.asp (http://www NULL.agri-pulse NULL.com/Opinion-Matt-Chase-01-31-2011 NULL.asp)) Sports fans in the DC area have become all too accustomed to defeatist attitudes...

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  • Rural Industries Can Drive Nation’s Export Agenda, Fuel Local Sustainability and Development

    Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    By Matthew Chase, NADO Executive Director (Reprinted from AgriPulse blog at www.agri-pulse.com/Opinion-Matthew–Chase-03-14-2011.asp (http://www NULL.agri-pulse NULL.com/Opinion-Matthew-Chase-03-14-2011 NULL.asp)) The economies, landscapes, governance structures and demographics of America’s regions remain incredibly complicated and dynamic, especially those with significant urban-rural connections.  This reality was...

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  • Rural Development in a One America Policy

    Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    By Matthew Chase, Executive Director National Association of Development Organizations (Reprinted from AgriPulse blog (http://www NULL.agri-pulse NULL.com/Opinion_Matthew_Chase_06282011 NULL.asp)) What do the White House, Council on Foundations, Farm Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have in common?  All of these prestigious...

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