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  • Download the NADO Legislative Webinar from Dec. 9, 2011 (PDF)

    Posted on: December 9th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On December 9, 2011, the National Association of Development Organizations held a legislative webinar to review the FY12 appropriations process, the Super Committee and sequestration process, EDA, and transportation issues.  To view a pdf of the webinar, click here....

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  • APA Seeks Applications for Community Planning Assistance

    Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The American Planning Association is seeking applications from local communities for the Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) initiative.  The CPAT gives communities with limited resources an opportunity to engage, educate, and empower its citizens in order to accomplish a planning...

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  • National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants Available

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the guidelines for the 2012 Our Town (http://www NULL.arts NULL.gov/national/ourtown/index NULL.php) grants. Our Town supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful,...

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  • Federal Update for South Carolina State Association

    Posted on: November 30th, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase was the luncheon keynote speaker at the annual meeting of the South Carolina Association of Regional Councils.  The conference is attended each year by more than 250 state legislators, county and city elected officials, regional...

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  • NADO Issues Action Alert on Senate’s Surface Transportation Bill

    Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On November 9, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) considered and unanimously approved “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” (S. 1813), their long term SAFETEA-LU reauthorization legislation.  The two-year, $109 billion measure aims to maintain existing...

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  • NADO Issues Action Alert on Rep. Pompeo Bill to Eliminate EDA

    Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On October 4, 2011, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) introduced legislation (H.R. 3090), the EDA Elimination Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives to eliminate the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).  Since introducing the bill, Rep. Pompeo has...

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  • FCC Votes to Overhaul $8 Billion Telecom Fund

    Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Intercarrier Compensation (ICC) system with the Connect America Fund (CAF) to extend broadband infrastructure to Americans who have no access to broadband.  The CAF...

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  • House Releases 2012 Congressional Schedule

    Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has released the new House legislative schedule for 2012.  In a “Dear Colleague” letter announcing the schedule, Rep. Cantor said he would use a calendar based on regular, prolonged district work periods to “create...

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  • Rep. Michaud Circulates NADO-Led Coalition Letter to Support EDA

    Posted on: November 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On November 9, Rep. Mike Michaud (D-ME), circulated a NADO-led coalition letter to support the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).  Twelve organizations, including the United States Conference of Mayors, the National Association of Counties, the National Association of Towns and...

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  • NADO Leaders Brief White House Rural Council

    Posted on: October 28th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    NADO Board Member Joe McKinney, Executive Director of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council (NC) and NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase briefed the White House Rural Council’s Task Force on Quality of Place on October 26.  The presentation focused on an overview...

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