News & Announcements

  • Broadband Resources for Regional Development Organizations

    Posted on: June 22nd, 2021 by Rachel Beyerle

      Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) across the country are planning for the expansion of broadband internet service to meet the growing needs of employers, businesses, educational facilities, healthcare, community services, transportation, and tourism. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted where gaps...

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  • EDA’s Streamlined Application Process

    Posted on: November 9th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, Angela Belden Martinez and Nathan Ohle of the U.S. Economic Development Administration reviewed proposed changes to streamline the agency’s grant application process.  These changes are incorporated in the 2016 Federal Funding Opportunity...

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  • Center for Disease Control’s Community Health Status Indicators

    Posted on: March 17th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    The Center for Disease Control’s Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) 2015 (http://wwwn NULL.cdc is an interactive web application that produces health profiles for all 3,143 counties in the United States. Each profile includes key indicators of health outcomes, which...

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  • Register Now for Spring Rural Wealth Creation Training, Upcoming Webinars

    Posted on: January 8th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Yellow Wood Associates will offer WealthWorks Training for Coaches and Coordinators beginning in April 2015, and registrations (http://www NULL.yellowwood NULL.pdf) (PDF) are being accepted now on a first come-first served basis.  The training will include an intensive on-site training...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Diverse Roles of Universities in Regional Innovation Ecosystems

    Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    The North Central Regional Center for Rural Development (http://ncrcrd (NCRCRD) at Michigan State University is excited to present the next webinar in its series “Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Development.” The next webinar will feature research from Dr. Martin...

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  • Quarterly Workforce Indicators Web Tool

    Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    The Census Bureau has recently released a beta version of a web-based analysis tool, called QWI Explorer (http://qwiexplorer NULL.ces NULL.census, for accessing its Quarterly Workforce Indicators data.  Over time, the QWI Explorer is expected to replace the QWI Online...

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  • Apply Now for Economic Development Training Scholarship, Funding Opportunity

    Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by Carrie Kissel

    Are you interested in learning a new framework for effective economic development?  Apply to join NADO’s WealthWorks Network and find out what WealthWorks can do for your region! NADO is seeking applications from Regional Planning and Development Organizations to participate...

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  • Smart Location Database | Smart Growth | US EPA

    Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Sustainable Communities has released the Smart Location Database (http://www NULL.epa NULL.htm) as a resource to analyze location efficiency and the built environment. It includes over 90 variables characterizing the built environment, transit...

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  • BLS Data Finder

    Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics is inviting data users to try the new Data Finder tool on its website, intended to help navigate through the available data from the agency.  Users can comment with improvements to...

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  • Employment Training Administration’s Skimming for Skills: Finding Skills Data

    Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration has released a Microsoft Excel-based guide called Skimming for Skills, providing links and relevant sources to help users find information on labor skill shortages, skill mismatches, and skill deficiencies.  This may be...

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