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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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  • Congratulations to the 2018 NADO Photo Contest Winners

    Posted on: October 4th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Congratulations to the 2018 NADO Photo Contest winners and runners-up!  This year, over 100 images were submitted from members across the country that demonstrated what makes their regions great places to live, work, and play.  Images were judged in four...

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  • Congratulations to the 2018 NADO Innovation Award Recipients

    Posted on: August 27th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    NADO Announces 2018 Innovation Award Recipients in Honor of Aliceann Wohlbruck Congratulations to the 2018 NADO Innovation Awards recipients!  Each year, the Innovation Awards program honors NADO members for their creative approaches to advancing regional community and economic development and...

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  • “Moving the CEDS Forward: Communication and Collaboration” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: August 21st, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    After your organization has put so much time and effort into developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com), the last thing you want is for no one to know about it! This 20-minute webinar lecture features key...

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  • RDOs: Supporting Water Infrastructure and Improving Quality of Life

    Posted on: August 7th, 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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  • LOT Coalition Requests Sustained Investments for Transportation Programs

    Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by NADO Admin

    This week, the Local Officials in Transportation (LOT) Coalition sent a letter to House and Senate Appropriations committees requesting continued investments in transportation programs. Funding priorities outlined in the letter include Surface Transportation Block Grant Program (STBGP), Federal Transit Administration...

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  • Madelia Strong: A Case Study in Economic Resilience

    Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    On February 3, 2016, a fire swept through Madelia, MN’s Main Street in the middle of a snowstorm, destroying nine businesses. Today, recovery in the city continues. With more than $250,000 in local support, all eight buildings have been rebuilt,...

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  • Registration Open: Virtual Peer Exchange on Economic Development Engagement in Transportation Planning

    Posted on: June 20th, 2018 by Carrie Kissel

    Are you interested in boosting the engagement of business and economic development stakeholders in your transportation planning processes? Do you need to better understand their perspectives on transportation infrastructure? Want to pick up some tips on communication and engagement strategies...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Southeastern Connecticut Enterprise Region

    Posted on: May 24th, 2018 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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  • [Webinar Recording]: Getting the Most Out of StatsAmerica to Enhance Your CEDS

    Posted on: May 22nd, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    A foundational element of every impactful Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) is the effective use of accurate and relevant data. The right data can make all the difference when planning, writing, implementing, and benchmarking your CEDS. It...

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