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  • NADO Research Foundation Hires New Program Manager

    Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    NADO welcomes Megan McConville, who will join the research foundation staff as a Program Manager.  Her new role will involve working with the International Economic Development Council on post disaster economic recovery throughout the EDA Atlanta and Philly regions, and...

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  • NADO Joins Coalition Partners in Supporting National Community Development Week: April 1-6

    Posted on: March 29th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On March 28, NADO and a diverse group of national organizations that represent local elected officials, HUD-Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients, and local non-profit organizations will recognize the importance of the CDBG Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program...

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  • NADO Announces 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners

    Posted on: March 26th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The NADO Research Foundation and RPO America have announced the 2013 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects. This is the seventh year that the program has honored projects for their innovation, effectiveness, and impact on communities throughout the nation. The...

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  • Congress Advances Continuing Funding Resolution; Avoids Government Shutdown

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On March 21, the U.S. House approved the final version of a Continuing Resolution (CR) by a vote of 318-109 that will find the federal government through the end of September.  The bill (H.R. 933) was originally offered in the...

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  • NADO Executive Director Testifies Before House Subcommittee

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On March 21, NADO Executive Director Joe McKinney testified before the U.S. House Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee.  Mr. McKinney discussed the important role EDA grants play in rural communities and small metropolitan areas, the impact that an increase in EDA’s budget...

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  • Youth with a Voice: Brownsville, PA

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Brownsville is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, along the banks of the Monongahela River.  In the 1970s and 80s, shifts in the steel industry resulted in job loss, outmigration, and community disinvestment. (Photo credit: BARC (http://www NULL.barcpa NULL.org/)) Brownsville (http://maps NULL.google...

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  • U.S. House Passes Workforce Reauthorization Bill (SKILLS Act)

    Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Supporting Knowledge and Investing in Lifelong Skills Act (H.R. 803) by a vote of 215-201.  Originally introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), the SKILLS Act would reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act of...

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  • FTA Opens Dialogue on Transit Representation on MPO Boards

    Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is inviting participation in a National Online Dialogue (http://links NULL.govdelivery NULL.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTMwMzA0LjE2MTkwNDIxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDEzMDMwNC4xNjE5MDQyMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3NDI4NTA5JmVtYWlsaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9Y2tpc3NlbEBuYWRvLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://transitmpo NULL.ideascale NULL.com/) on Transit Provider Representation in Metropolitan Planning Organizations. The new Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) law sets forth...

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  • Register Now for National Rural Transportation Conference

    Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    Registration is now open (https://nadowp NULL.memberpoint NULL.com/WebPortal/Conference/RegistrationProcessOverview NULL.aspx?id=26) for the National Rural Transportation Peer Learning Conference, April 24 – 26, 2013 in Greenville, SC.  This conference will bring together 150 transportation professionals from rural and small metro regions and...

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  • Youth With a Voice: Engaging Young People in Rural and Small Town Community Development

    Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Introduction In 1970, economist Albert O. Hirschman published Exit, Voice, and Loyalty:  Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States (http://books NULL.google NULL.com/books?id=vYO6sDvjvcgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=exit+voice+loyalty&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JJwnUeHeJaPx0wHt6YHYCQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA).  In it, Hirschman outlines what he sees as three options available to individuals ensnared in a negative...

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