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  • Update on “The Fiscal Cliff”

    Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Currently, Congress is on recess and many lawmakers are in full campaign mode in preparation for the November 6 elections. A lame-duck session of Congress is slated to begin on November 13, after the elections. One of the top issues...

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  • Update on the Transportation Alternatives Program in MAP-21

    Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was created in the new federal transportation law, MAP-21 (P. L. 112-141), which combines three previously separate programs—Transportation Enhancements, which funded bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and safety programs; the Recreational Trails program, and the Safe...

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  • Façades, Festivals, and Footpaths: Greenville, Kentucky’s Downtown Redevelopment

    Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    A Walk Down Main Street Five years ago if you took a stroll down Main Street in Greenville, Kentucky (http://www NULL.tourgreenville NULL.com/) on a Saturday night you would have likely walked on deteriorated sidewalks, peered into vacant storefronts with dilapidated...

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  • Best Practices for EDDs and CEDS

    Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Brian Kelsey, NADO’s Director of Economic Development, presented at the Alabama Association of Regional Councils Annual Training Conference on October 23, 2012. Attendees received an overview of best practices for Economic Development Districts and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), as...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Engaging Stakeholders in Your Community’s Projects

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Many planning projects, especially economic development initiatives that impact neighborhoods and downtowns, can be controversial. Therefore, projects that engage as many residents and stakeholders groups as possible during the planning process have a better chance of incurring support of the...

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  • ArtPlace Seeking LOIs for Community Placemaking Initiatives

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    ArtPlace (ArtPlace invites Letters of Inquiry for initiatives involving arts organizations, artists, and designers working in partnership with local and national partners to produce a transformative impact on community vibrancy NULL. ArtPlace believes that art, culture and creativity expressed powerfully...

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  • Joe McKinney Named NADO Executive Director

    Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    Following a nationwide search, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) is pleased to announce that Joe C. McKinney has been named the association’s new Executive Director.  Upon the recommendation of the NADO Executive Committee, NADO’s Board of Directors approved...

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  • National Endowment for the Arts releases funding guidelines for Our Town

    Posted on: October 11th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (http://www NULL.arts NULL.gov/)(NEA) posted guidelines and application materials for Our Town (http://arts NULL.gov/national/ourtown/index NULL.php), the agency’s primary creative placemaking grants program. Pending availability of funding, grants will range from $25,000 to $200,000. NEA...

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  • Rural Community Spotlight: Lavonia, Georgia

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. Anticipating explosive growth associated with a new state-of-the-art medical center, Lavonia, Georgia, is working to balance new economic activity with its cultural heritage. By enhancing...

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  • Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Read about regional planning and economic development organizations that are taking steps to coordinate planning processes and investment strategies, partner with new entities, document progress, and communicate results in an engaging way.

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