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  • 2019 NADO Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards Announced

    Posted on: April 23rd, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    NADO, the NADO Research Foundation, and RPO America are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Regional Transportation Awards (http://ruraltransportation NULL.org/excellence-awards-2/).  The awards program honors recognizes noteworthy projects and practices in rural, small metropolitan, and other regions...

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  • “Afternoon with the CEDS” Workshop Materials

    Posted on: March 25th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Over 50 participants from across the country came together in Arlington, Virginia for the second annual “An Afternoon with the CEDS” workshop on March 20, 2019.  This workshop provided training on innovative approaches to Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: Unleashing the Economic Power of Small-Scale Manufacturing

    Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Retail is shrinking, storefronts sit empty, and residents are underemployed. You know that the demand for retail and office space is changing, but you’re not sure what comes next. You worry about how to keep your youth from leaving town...

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  • National CEDS Forum (June 18-20, 2019)

    Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    The first-ever National CEDS Forum (https://docs NULL.google NULL.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesewd7NKru-rHRuj3DKNwE7heyT1aJdP3HkDJv2E2tZTgPmg/viewform) will take place June 18 – 20, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.  This free event will bring together staff from Economic Development Districts, regional organizations, tribes, and federal agencies for a mix of...

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  • Transportation Financing and Value Capture Webinar: 2/27

    Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    Do you have a transportation infrastructure project in search of a financing source?  Are you working with local partners to develop a pipeline of shovel-ready projects?  Do you need a stronger understanding of existing financing tools in order to shape ...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: River Valley Regional Commission

    Posted on: January 8th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has the potential to be a true road map that brings together many voices from your region to form a common vision for economic prosperity and resilience.  Through the CEDS Spotlight case studies series,...

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  • “RDOs: Supporting Water Infrastructure & Improving Quality of Life” Webinar Recording

    Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Every day, regional development organizations (RDOs) are working to improve the lives of residents in communities across the country. Known locally as councils of governments, regional planning commissions, economic development districts, and other names, RDOs provide various types of support...

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  • “Strategies to Support Economic Diversification” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Planning for economic diversification is an important undertaking to explore through your Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com).  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable...

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  • New Resource Guide Available to Help Rural Communities Address Substance Use Disorder and Opioid Misuse

    Posted on: November 6th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On Tuesday, USDA Rural Development (USDA-RD) released a new guide designed to help rural communities access federal funds and resources to help communities address the opioid misuse epidemic. This resource is the first deliverable resulting from the Rural Opioid Federal...

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  • Explore the 2018 Annual Training Conference Program

    Posted on: October 8th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Click here to view the conference program (PDF)  We look forward to seeing you at NADO’s 2018 Annual Training Conference (ATC), Investing in the Future of Regional Development, which will occur in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 13-16, 2018. ...

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