Regional Economic Development

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

  • Acadiana Planning Commission: Using Opportunity Zones to Support Rural Wealth Creation

    Posted on: March 11th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    The Cajun Woodstock festival benefitting St. Jude Children’s Hospital was identified in the Invest Church Point prospectus as a form of cultural capital for the community of 4,500 residents (Photo credit: Invest Church Point prospectus) Following the creation of Opportunity...

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  • CEDS, Recovery, and Resilience Webinar Series

    Posted on: March 9th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    As part of its Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) programming, the NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) is hosting a mini webinar series in March and April focused on CEDS, recovery, and resilience.  Sessions will include best practices...

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  • Webinar Recording & Slide Deck Available from Webinar on EDA Revolving Loan Fund Defederalization

    Posted on: February 22nd, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    The webinar recording (https://www NULL.youtube NULL.com/watch?v=NDjsoXmy5JM) and slide deck (PDF) are now available from a NADO-hosted webinar that focused on the implementation of the Reinvigorating Lending for the Future Act (RLF Act) in relation to the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s...

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  • NADO RF Part of Nuclear Closure Communities Technical Assistance Program

    Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    Nearly 20 nuclear power sites have been or are currently being decommissioned across the country and between five and ten additional plants could close within the next five years. The small or rural communities that host these sites will face...

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  • Alaska’s Mariculture Industry: Creating New Opportunities for Prosperity and Resilience

    Posted on: August 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    Mariculture offers promising economic and environmental benefits for coastal communities throughout Alaska (Photo credit: Lia Heifetz, Barnacle Foods) Though the word ‘mariculture’ may not be a common term for many people, especially those living inland, it has come to signify...

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  • Equity Resources for Economic Development & Planning

    Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by Carrie Kissel

    This page represents the collection of resources and practices related to equity and inclusion gathered and shared in response to member requests, as well as other resources shared with NADO by federal agencies and other partners. RDOs, their leadership, their...

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  • Summertime with the CEDS

    Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    The sun has set on the NADO Research Foundation’s 2020 Summertime with the CEDS, but all of the recordings from the webinars are available on-demand for viewing anytime below, as well as links to case studies and other materials to...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: The Long and Winding Road to Economic Recovery

    Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    Much uncertainty lies ahead as communities and regions begin to recover from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Though there is no playbook for this current situation, lessons learned from other long-term recovery efforts can serve as a foundation...

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  • RDO COVID-19 Resource Center

    Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    (Last updated February 12, 2021) As we adjust to life with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NADO and NADO Research Foundation staff are working to advocate on your behalf, connect you with each other, and collect the latest information and best...

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  • “CEDS in Action” Case Studies Series

    Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    (https://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com/ceds-in-action NULL.html) The goal of the CEDS process is not just to create an accessible, well-researched, and engaging planning document – though that’s really important!  It is ultimately meant to encourage action and create the space for impactful...

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