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  • WealthWorks Rural Economic Development Case Studies

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    Rural wealth creation is an approach to community and economic development that is demand-driven, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s existing assets or underutilized resources. Wealth creation is intentionally inclusive, building lasting livelihoods for those who may...

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  • Rural Transportation Technical Assistance Reports

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    From late 2017 to early 2019, the NADO Research Foundation and project partner Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (a consortium led by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University) conducted technical assistance related to rural transportation...

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  • Final Agenda Available for “An Afternoon with the CEDS” Workshop on March 20

    Posted on: March 2nd, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org/) is excited to host the second annual “An Afternoon with the CEDS” workshop, a half-day, interactive training event on March 20, 2019 in Arlington, VA immediately following NADO and DDAA’s Washington Policy Conference...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: Unleashing the Economic Power of Small-Scale Manufacturing

    Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Retail is shrinking, storefronts sit empty, and residents are underemployed. You know that the demand for retail and office space is changing, but you’re not sure what comes next. You worry about how to keep your youth from leaving town...

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  • WealthWorks Evaluation Framework

    Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    Photo courtesy by Joe Klementovich Photography, klementovichphoto.com Rural wealth creation is an approach to community and economic development that is demand-driven, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s existing assets or underutilized resources.  Wealth creation is intentionally inclusive,...

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  • National CEDS Forum (June 18-20, 2019)

    Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    The first-ever National CEDS Forum (https://docs NULL.google NULL.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesewd7NKru-rHRuj3DKNwE7heyT1aJdP3HkDJv2E2tZTgPmg/viewform) will take place June 18 – 20, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio.  This free event will bring together staff from Economic Development Districts, regional organizations, tribes, and federal agencies for a mix of...

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  • Transportation Financing and Value Capture Webinar: 2/27

    Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    Do you have a transportation infrastructure project in search of a financing source?  Are you working with local partners to develop a pipeline of shovel-ready projects?  Do you need a stronger understanding of existing financing tools in order to shape ...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: River Valley Regional Commission

    Posted on: January 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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  • “RDOs: Supporting Water Infrastructure & Improving Quality of Life” Webinar Recording

    Posted on: November 26th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Every day, regional development organizations (RDOs) are working to improve the lives of residents in communities across the country. Known locally as councils of governments, regional planning commissions, economic development districts, and other names, RDOs provide various types of support...

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  • “Strategies to Support Economic Diversification” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Planning for economic diversification is an important undertaking to explore through your Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com).  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable...

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