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  • Newsletter Archive: “Building Stronger Economies in Appalachian Coal Country”

    Posted on: February 22nd, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    This newsletter contains information about economic diversification, funding opportunities, and upcoming events to improve economic development, infrastructure, and quality of life in the region.

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  • Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions: Resource Archive

    Posted on: January 24th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    With the support of the US Economic Development Administration (EDA) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov), the NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) has launched “Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions.”  This program will enhance and expand current NADO RF resources available on...

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  • “Building Stronger Economies in Appalachian Coal Country” Newsletter Now Available

    Posted on: January 11th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org/) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org) have just launched “Building Stronger Economies in Appalachian Coal Country,” a curated bi-weekly e-newsletter.  NADO and NACo are...

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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

    2016 EDA Austin Emerging Leaders Class, left to right: Kyle Ingham, Panhandle RPC (TX); Michael Ryburn, South Western Oklahoma Development District; Jorge Ayala, EDA Austin; Vickie Williamson, Ark-Tex COG (TX); Evan Williams, Northwest New Mexico COG; Ron Garza, Lower Rio...

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  • It’s a Wrap! 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference

    Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    With over 600 attendees from 40 states and the District of Columbia representing 188 organizations and two federal agencies, the 2016 Annual Training Conference: Taking a Stand for Regional Development had a broad range of economic development practitioners, planners, and...

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  • CEDS 101 Resources

    Posted on: October 26th, 2016 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference, Brian Kelsey of Civic Analytics led the CEDS 101 Workshop.  Workshop resources included: Sonoma-Mendocino CEDS Call for Projects Public Notice (PDF) Sonoma-Mendocino CEDS Public Workshop Agenda (PDF) CEDS 101 from nado-web Sonoma-Mendocino ...

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  • Organizational Leadership Briefs for Executive Directors

    Posted on: October 11th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

                Regional development organizations are called upon to serve various functions for their constituents, providing communities with a host of services, resources, data, and other information.  They work every day to support prosperous communities, forge...

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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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  • Congratulations to the 2016 NADO Photo Contest Winners!

    Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    Congratulations to the 2016 NADO Photo Contest winners and runners-up!  This year, 143 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 categories:  ...

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