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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

    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 Awards), have recognized over 1,500 NADO member...

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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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  • WealthWorks Rural Economic Development Case Studies

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    This series of case studies examines how livelihoods are being improved and communities are undergoing development in a variety of economic sectors and rural places around the U.S.

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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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  • [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

    This evaluation framework, developed by real-world practitioners, describes a series of indicators for measuring wealth creation impacts in asset-based, inclusive economic development efforts.

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

    Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Program Agenda Available Here The first-ever National CEDS Forum will take place June 18 – 20, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio at the Hyatt Regency Columbus (https://www NULL.hyatt NULL.com/en-US/hotel/ohio/hyatt-regency-columbus/cmhrc).  This free event will bring together staff from Economic Development Districts, regional...

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