Regional Planning

Find tools to assist planners, economic development practitioners and those interested in sustainable development initiatives

  • CEDS Spotlight Case Studies

    Posted on: June 8th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an important opportunity to engage with the US Economic Development Administration and other federal partners to receive infrastructure and technical assistance grants.  However, it should be much more than just a static document...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission

    Posted on: June 8th, 2017 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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  • CEDS Outreach & Communication Materials for EDDs

    Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    How well is your organization communicating to its stakeholders about what the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is and how it supports your region?  The most effective CEDS are ones developed with the input, creativity, and enthusiasm of a wide...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Land of Sky Regional Council

    Posted on: May 25th, 2017 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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  • CEDS Spotlight: Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission

    Posted on: May 8th, 2017 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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  • Recording and Slides Available for Innovation Index 2.0 Webinar

    Posted on: April 7th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation and the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) hosted a webinar that took a closer look at the Innovation Index 2.0 , a new web index from StatsAmerica funded with support from the US Economic Development Administration...

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  • Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions: Resource Archive

    Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    CEDS Central now serves as the Resource and Training Archive for materials developed by the NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) as part of its Stronger CEDS, Stronger Region program, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  The free materials archived there include reports,...

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  • Measuring Rural Wealth Creation: A Guide for Regional Development Organizations

    Posted on: December 1st, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    Rural wealth creation is a demand-driven approach, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s assets. Wealth creation takes an intentionally inclusive approach by increasing jobs and incomes of low-income people and local ownership and control of assets.

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  • Economic Development District Training Program Graduates 10 Participants: Pilot Program Serves Five-State EDA Southwest Region

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation is pleased to announce that 10 attendees of its first-ever one-year Economic Development District Training Program, funded by the Austin Regional Office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration, have successfully completed...

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  • Regional Wealth Creation Case Studies

    Posted on: October 6th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    These case studies feature three regions building multiple forms of wealth, rooting economies in place with local ownership and control of assets, and intentionally including people at the margins of the economy as beneficiaries of economic development work.

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