Regional Economic Development

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

  • CEDS Spotlight Case Studies

    Posted on: June 8th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is an important opportunity to engage with the US Economic Development Administration and other federal partners to receive infrastructure and technical assistance grants.  However, it should be much more than just a static document...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Eastern Upper Peninsula Regional Planning & Development Commission

    Posted on: June 8th, 2017 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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  • CEDS Outreach & Communication Materials for EDDs

    Posted on: May 31st, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    How well is your organization communicating to its stakeholders about what the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is and how it supports your region?  The most effective CEDS are ones developed with the input, creativity, and enthusiasm of a wide...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Land of Sky Regional Council

    Posted on: May 25th, 2017 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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  • CEDS Spotlight: Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission

    Posted on: May 8th, 2017 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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  • Conference Presentations Available for “Strengthening Economies in the West”

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://diversifyeconomies NULL.org/2017/04/strengthening-economies-in-the-west-a-regional-forum-for-coal-reliant-communities/) The NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) and the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org) hosted the Strengthening Economies in the West Forum  (http://diversifyeconomies NULL.org/2017/04/strengthening-economies-in-the-west-a-regional-forum-for-coal-reliant-communities/)on April 19-21 at The Curtis Hotel in Denver, Colorado, with the support...

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  • 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 NULL.org/).  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 NULL.org/events/strengthening-economies-west-regional-forum-coal-reliant-communities)Is 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 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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