Regional Economic Development

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

  • Workshop Materials: 5×5 Grantee Presentations

    Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 23-24, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina, NADO hosted a Southeast Region Peer Exchange for HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge Grantees working in rural or small metropolitan regions to develop plans and partnerships to bolster their...

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  • Workshop Materials: Growing Economic Competitiveness with Place-Based Strategies

    Posted on: April 30th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 23-24, 2013 in Greenville, South Carolina, NADO hosted a Southeast Region Peer Exchange for HUD Sustainable Communities Regional Planning and Community Challenge Grantees working in rural or small metropolitan regions to develop plans and partnerships to bolster their...

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  • Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    In 2008, the City of Biddeford entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to create a Downtown Master Plan. (Photo credit: Maine: An Encyclopedia, maineanencyclopedia.com) An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford (http://www NULL.biddefordmaine NULL.org/) began...

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  • Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Young people can bring energy and  enthusiasm to community discussions and projects. (Photo credit: Heart of Biddeford) Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and...

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  • Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High...

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  • Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. “These buildings of brick are my history,” says...

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  • Webinar Materials: Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty

    Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 16, NADO and PolicyLink (http://www NULL.policylink NULL.org) co-hosted the webinar “Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty:  The View from the Ground.” (https://vimeo NULL.com/64185036) The presentation highlighted the opportunities and challenges small towns and rural communities face in combating poverty...

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  • NADO Research Foundation Hires New Program Manager

    Posted on: April 5th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    NADO welcomes Megan McConville, who will join the research foundation staff as a Program Manager.  Her new role will involve working with the International Economic Development Council on post disaster economic recovery throughout the EDA Atlanta and Philly regions, and...

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  • Workshop Materials: Prosperous Places (Salt Lake City, UT)

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    The Prosperous Places workshop, held March 25-26, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah, brought together around 50 HUD Sustainable Communities grantees, experts, and capacity-builders to focus on place-based economic development strategies and scenarios planning.  This event was co-sponsored by NADO ...

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