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  • RPO America Nominating Committee Convenes

    Posted on: May 31st, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    On May 30, the RPO America nominating committee met to nominate a slate of candidates for office.  The nominating committee will present the slate to the RPO America membership during its business meeting on June 17, occurring at the National...

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  • Announcing the 2020 NADO Impact Awards

    Posted on: May 30th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Click here to apply!  Impact Awards Background Each year, NADO recognizes member organizations that demonstrate valuable and effective approaches to regional economic and community development through our awards program.  The Aliceann Wohlbruck Impact Awards (formerly known as the Innovation Awards),...

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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

    Program Agenda Available Here The first-ever National CEDS Forum will take place June 18 – 20, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio at the Hyatt Regency Columbus (https://www NULL.hyatt NULL.com/en-US/hotel/ohio/hyatt-regency-columbus/cmhrc).  This free event will bring together staff from Economic Development Districts, regional...

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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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