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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  • Senate Finance Chair Releases Funding Ideas for Transportation Bill

    Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    On February 4, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) unveiled his plan, Highway Investment, Job Creation and Economic Growth Act of 2012, (http://finance NULL.senate NULL.cfm?id=4f035bc1-14e2-4bea-8d0b-7e578fa5bfbc) to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through FY2013.  The Senate Finance Committee...

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  • Surface Transportation Bills Moving Ahead

    Posted on: February 1st, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    The House and Senate are moving full steam ahead on completing multi-year reauthorization bills for the nation’s federal surface transportation programs for highways, freight, transit, safety and other related issues. As part of the SAFETEA-LU rewrite process, the Senate is...

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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 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 (http://www NULL.agri-pulse NULL.asp)) Sports fans in the DC area have become all too accustomed to defeatist attitudes...

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