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  • CEDS Outreach & Communication Materials for EDDs

    Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    How well is your organization communicating to its stakeholders about what the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is and how it supports your region?  The most effective CEDS are ones developed with the input, creativity, and enthusiasm of a wide...

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  • President Releases FY2018 Budget Request; EDA and Other Key Agencies Targeted for Elimination

    Posted on: May 26th, 2017 by NADO Admin

    President Trump released his fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget request on May 23.  The budget recommends $668 billion in defense discretionary spending (an increase of $22 billion above the limit set by the 2011 Budget Control Act) and $479 billion...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Land of Sky Regional Council

    Posted on: May 25th, 2017 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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  • FHWA Performance Measure Rules Take Effect

    Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    On May 19, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (https://www NULL.fhwa NULL.dot NULL.gov/) (FHWA) published a notice in the Federal Register (https://www NULL.federalregister NULL.gov/documents/2017/05/19/2017-10092/national-performance-management-measures-assessing-performance-of-the-national-highway-system)that the Assessing Performance of the National Highway System, Freight Movement on the Interstate System,...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission

    Posted on: May 8th, 2017 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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  • Trump Administration Issues Executive Order on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity

    Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by NADO Admin

    On April 25, President Trump signed the “Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America” Executive Order (EO) establishing a task force to assess issues in rural America including economic development, infrastructure, and technological innovation.  The EO establishes the Interagency Task...

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  • Congress Approves FY2017 Omnibus Spending Package

    Posted on: May 5th, 2017 by NADO Admin

    On May 1, congressional appropriators released an omnibus spending bill for the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2017. The bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, funds federal programs through September 30, 2017. The House approved the package on May...

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  • Conference Presentations Available for “Strengthening Economies in the West”

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://diversifyeconomies NULL.org/2017/04/strengthening-economies-in-the-west-a-regional-forum-for-coal-reliant-communities/) The NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) and the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org) hosted the Strengthening Economies in the West Forum  (http://diversifyeconomies NULL.org/2017/04/strengthening-economies-in-the-west-a-regional-forum-for-coal-reliant-communities/)on April 19-21 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado, with the support...

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  • Recent CEDS Training Presentation Materials Now Available

    Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 12, the NADO Research Foundation delivered a CEDS training to executive directors and planning staff of Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts (http://www NULL.kcadd NULL.org/).  Topics covered in the training included: What is the CEDS? Changes to CEDS –...

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  • Webinar Materials Available: Access vs. Isolation: Preserving Rail Connectivity

    Posted on: April 24th, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    On April 21, 1 – 2:00 p.m. ET, the NADO Research Foundation held the free webinar Access vs. Isolation: Preserving Rail Connectivity. As regional economies change over time, the demand for transportation facilities and services also evolves. Nationally, coal’s share...

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