NADO Publications

Reports and publications by the NADO Research Foundation that help you stay up to date and in the know

  • Equity Resources for Economic Development & Planning

    Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by Carrie Kissel

    This page represents the collection of resources and practices related to equity and inclusion gathered and shared in response to member requests, as well as other resources shared with NADO by federal agencies and other partners. RDOs, their leadership, their...

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  • Summertime with the CEDS

    Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    The sun has set on the NADO Research Foundation’s 2020 Summertime with the CEDS, but all of the recordings from the webinars are available on-demand for viewing anytime below, as well as links to case studies and other materials to support...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: EDA Cares Act Funding

    Posted on: May 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    On May 19, 2020, the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) and officials from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration (EDA) hosted a webinar to share information about the $1.5 billion in supplemental funding that EDA received in the...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: The Long and Winding Road to Economic Recovery

    Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    Much uncertainty lies ahead as communities and regions begin to recover from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Though there is no playbook for this current situation, lessons learned from other long-term recovery efforts can serve as a foundation...

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  • Rural Wealth Creation Webinar 5/4: COVID-19 Response and Recovery

    Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by Carrie Kissel

    On May 4, 2020, form 12 – 1:30 p.m. ET, the WealthWorks rural wealth creation network will held a peer learning webinar focused on Supporting Local Economies During and After Pandemic Response. Attendees learned the basics of rural wealth creation as...

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  • RDO COVID-19 Resource Center

    Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    (Last updated February 12, 2021) As we adjust to life with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NADO and NADO Research Foundation staff are working to advocate on your behalf, connect you with each other, and collect the latest information and best...

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  • “CEDS in Action” Case Studies Series

    Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    The goal of the CEDS process is not just to create an accessible, well-researched, and engaging planning document – though that’s really important!  It is ultimately meant to encourage action and create the space for impactful initiatives to emerge that meet the...

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  • Data Deep Dive Webinar Series Recordings

    Posted on: February 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    To reach its full potential, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) should be grounded in accurate and accessible data that facilitates a region-wide conversation about economic development.  Without a solid understanding of key metrics, trends, demographics, and more, a region...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: CEDS Content Guidelines Update for Opportunity Zones

    Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    In January 2020, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) updated its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Content Guidelines to help communities across America maximize their ability to attract investment to Opportunity Zones. These new recommendations outline how communities can further...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: Lessons Learned from Coal Communities Across The Country

    Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    As communities and regions across the country address the impacts caused by the downturn in the coal industry, places that are actively pursuing economic diversification opportunities have become better positioned to take on the challenges that lie ahead. This recording...

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