Regional Economic Development

Find resources on economic development planning, engagement, and sample Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) documents.

  • Recent CEDS Training Presentation Materials Now Available

    Posted on: April 25th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 12, the NADO Research Foundation delivered a CEDS training to executive directors and planning staff of Kentucky’s 15 Area Development Districts (http://www NULL.kcadd  Topics covered in the training included: What is the CEDS? Changes to CEDS –...

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  • Two Upcoming NADO RF Webinars: Stats America (4/4), Preserving Rail (4/21)

    Posted on: March 29th, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    Two upcoming NADO Research Foundation webinars will provide information for regional planning and economic development professionals. April 4, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Better Planning through Better Data: A Closer Look at the Stats America Innovation Index 2.0 April 21, 1:00...

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  • Registration Open for Regional Forum for Western Coal-Reliant Communities (April 19-21)

    Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://www NULL.naco your county or region experiencing economic challenges due to the contraction of the coal industry?  Are you seeking effective approaches to support economic diversification, workforce development and improved quality of life in your community? Join the NADO...

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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, the NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) (http://www NULL.nado 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 and the National Association of Counties (NACo) (http://www NULL.naco 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Archived Presentation Materials Now Available for Create | Challenge | Change Conference

    Posted on: August 11th, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    On July 31 – August 3, over 250 attendees participated in Create | Challenge | Change, a conference for economic development stakeholders in the EDA Denver Region that included best practice sessions, peer networking, mobile workshops, and professional development...

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