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  • Aspen Institute Releases Rural Development Research

    Posted on: November 20th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    The Aspen Institute Community Strategies Group (https://www NULL.aspeninstitute NULL.org/programs/community-strategies-group/) has released the new research report Rural Development Hubs: Strengthening America’s Rural Innovation Infrastructure (https://www NULL.aspeninstitute NULL.org/blog-posts/rural-development-hubs-report/).  The report is drawn from interviews with 43 rural development practitioners to address what...

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  • NADO Releases Its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

    Posted on: October 20th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    In 2019, the NADO Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Action Plan for 2020 - 2024 for NADO and the NADO Research Foundation. The plan is based on NADO member input from surveys, board meetings, 2018 Annual Training Conference, and 2019 Washington Conference.

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Photo Contest Winners

    Posted on: October 7th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Photo Contest winners and runners-up!  This year, nearly 150 images (https://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/pg/NADO NULL.org/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2404949332907279)were submitted from members across the country that demonstrated what makes their regions great places to live, work, and play.  Images were...

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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 (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) and Formation PR + Brand (https://formationpr NULL.com/) shared tools and techniques that you can use to incorporate eye-catching and informative messaging, design, and imagery into your CEDS and other plans. ...

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  • Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Impact Award Recipients

    Posted on: August 14th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    NADO Announces 2019 Impact Awards Congratulations to the 2019 NADO Impact Awards recipients!  The Impact Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community and economic development and improved quality of life.  These projects have made...

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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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  • Announcing the 2019 NADO Impact Awards

    Posted on: May 30th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    ***Click here to see the 2019 Recipients*** Impact Awards Background Each year, NADO recognizes member organizations that demonstrate valuable and effective approaches to regional economic and community development through our awards program.  The Impact Awards (formerly known as the Innovation...

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  • “Lifting Up Communities through Economic Diversification” Presentations

    Posted on: March 26th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    One of the ways to become a more resilient region is through economic diversification.  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable to both immediate shocks and...

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  • “Afternoon with the CEDS” Workshop Materials

    Posted on: March 25th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Over 50 participants from across the country came together in Arlington, Virginia for the second annual “An Afternoon with the CEDS” workshop on March 20, 2019.  This workshop provided training on innovative approaches to Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www...

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