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  • A Message to Our Members Regarding COVID-19

    Posted on: March 17th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    Dear NADO members, Last week was certainly one of the most unprecedented weeks our nation has ever experienced.  The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged all of our daily routines—school closures, offices moving to remote working situations, travel restrictions, business shut...

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  • “CEDS in Action” Case Studies Series

    Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    (https://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com/ceds-in-action NULL.html) The goal of the CEDS process is not just to create an accessible, well-researched, and engaging planning document – though that’s really important!  It is ultimately meant to encourage action and create the space for impactful...

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  • Data Deep Dive Webinar Series Recordings

    Posted on: February 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    To reach its full potential, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds) should be grounded in accurate and accessible data that facilitates a region-wide conversation about economic development.  Without a solid understanding of key metrics, trends, demographics, and...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: CEDS Content Guidelines Update for Opportunity Zones

    Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    In January 2020, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov) updated its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Content Guidelines (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds) to help communities across America maximize their ability to attract investment to Opportunity Zones. These new...

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  • Save the Date: National Regional Transportation Conference (July 28-30, 2020)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by Rachel Beyerle

    National Regional Transportation Conference July 28 – 30, 2020 Marriott Country Club Plaza | Kansas City, Missouri   UPDATE Planning for the National Regional Transportation Conference and National CEDS Forum is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our event...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: Lessons Learned from Coal Communities Across The Country

    Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    As communities and regions across the country address the impacts caused by the downturn in the coal industry, places that are actively pursuing economic diversification opportunities have become better positioned to take on the challenges that lie ahead. This recording...

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  • Aspen Institute Releases Rural Development Research

    Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group (https://www NULL.aspeninstitute NULL.org/programs/community-strategies-group/) has released the new research report Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America’s Rural Innovation Infrastructure (https://www NULL.aspeninstitute NULL.org/blog-posts/rural-development-hubs-report/).  The report is drawn from interviews with 43 rural development practitioners to address what...

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  • NADO Releases Its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

    Posted on: October 20th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    In 2019, the NADO Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Action Plan for 2020 - 2024 for NADO and the NADO Research Foundation. The plan is based on NADO member input from surveys, board meetings, 2018 Annual Training Conference, and 2019 Washington Conference.

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  • Explore the 2019 Annual Training Conference Program

    Posted on: October 15th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Click to view the conference program The 2019 NADO Annual Training Conference program is now available!  Scheduled for October 19-22 in Reno, NV, this event will bring together nearly 600 regional economic development practitioners and policy makers for plenaries, workshops,...

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Photo Contest Winners

    Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Photo Contest winners and runners-up!  This year, nearly 150 images (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/pg/NADO NULL.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2404949332907279)were submitted from members across the country that demonstrated what makes their regions great places to live, work, and play.  Images were...

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