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  • Announcing the 2018 NADO Photo Contest!

    Posted on: August 5th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    The National Association of Development Organizations is pleased to launch the 2018 NADO Photo Contest, taking place August 6 – September 7, 2018.  The contest is an opportunity for our member organizations to tell the story of their regions through...

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  • NADO Advocates for Rural Development Priorities in Farm Bill

    Posted on: August 2nd, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On Thursday, NADO joined the Campaign for a Renewed Rural Development (CRRD) to express support for a robust Rural Development Title in this year’s farm bill reauthorization. CRRD sent a letter to key congressional members outlining key Rural Development priorities...

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  • LOT Coalition Requests Sustained Investments for Transportation Programs

    Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    This week, the Local Officials in Transportation (LOT) Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations committees requesting continued investments in transportation programs. Funding priorities outlined in the letter include Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP), Federal Transit Administration...

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  • Madelia Strong: A Case Study in Economic Resilience

    Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    On February 3, 2016, a fire swept through Madelia, MN’s Main Street in the middle of a snowstorm, destroying nine businesses. Today, recovery in the city continues. With more than $250,000 in local support, all eight buildings have been rebuilt,...

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  • NADO and LISC Hosting Special Presentation on Opportunity Zones

    Posted on: July 9th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    On July 24, NADO and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (http://www NULL.lisc NULL.org/) (LISC) will hold a featured webinar on the new Opportunity Zones program.  The presentation, Taking the Opportunity: A Guide to Opportunity Zones, will introduce participants to the...

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  • Registration Open: Virtual Peer Exchange on Economic Development Engagement in Transportation Planning

    Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by Carrie Kissel

    Are you interested in boosting the engagement of business and economic development stakeholders in your transportation planning processes? Do you need to better understand their perspectives on transportation infrastructure? Want to pick up some tips on communication and engagement strategies...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region

    Posted on: May 24th, 2018 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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  • [Webinar Recording]: Getting the Most Out of StatsAmerica to Enhance Your CEDS

    Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    A foundational element of every impactful Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) is the effective use of accurate and relevant data. The right data can make all the difference when planning, writing, implementing, and benchmarking your CEDS. It...

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  • Apply for a 2018 NADO Innovation Award

    Posted on: May 17th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Submit your Innovation Awards applications now through July 20 and get recognized for the valuable work your organization does for your region!  NADO’s Innovation Awards program recognizes our member organizations that are making a real impact in their regions through...

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  • 2018 Professional Development Webinar Series

    Posted on: May 3rd, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Professional Development Webinar Series, scheduled to run from May through November. These webinars will provide an in-depth look at the latest news and trends affecting regional development organization management, staffing,...

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