CEDS

  • 2022 “Afternoon with the CEDS” Workshop Materials Now Available

    Posted on: March 21st, 2022 by Brett Schwartz

    Nearly 60 participants from across the United States came together in Arlington, Virginia for the NADO Research Foundation’s “Afternoon with the CEDS” workshop on March 16, 2022.  This workshop provided training on innovative approaches to Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)...

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  • Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions Economic Development Writing & Lecture Series

    Posted on: November 2nd, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    In the spring and fall of 2021, the NADO Research Foundation reached out to experts and thought leaders across the country to reflect on key issues and trends impacting the field of regional economic development.  The result is the Economic ...

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  • Nuclear Power Plants and the CEDS

    Posted on: April 26th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    Click for a printable PDF version Putting the Issues in Context Nuclear power plants can bring significant economic benefits to the regions where they are located.  In addition to generating reliable low-carbon power, these utilities provide high-paying jobs (often in...

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  • Performance Metrics Matter

    Posted on: March 19th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    Click here to download the report (PDF)...

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  • CEDS, Recovery, and Resilience Webinar Series

    Posted on: March 9th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    As part of its Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions programming, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a webinar series March through May 2021 focused on CEDS, recovery, and resilience.  Sessions included best practices and insights from experts and practitioners on a host...

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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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  • “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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  • [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]: Creating CEDS and Other Plans that People Want to Read!

    Posted on: September 20th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    This webinar with the NADO Research Foundation and Formation PR + Brand shared tools and techniques that you can use to incorporate eye-catching and informative messaging, design, and imagery into your CEDS and other plans.  During this recording, learn how...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

    Posted on: July 8th, 2019 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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