Regional Economic Development

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

  • Workshop Materials: Best Practices in Creating Strong Regional Economic Development Strategies

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the “Best Practices in Creating Strong Regional Economic Development Strategies” session held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together...

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  • Workshop Materials: Progress and Challenges in Place-Based Rural Policies

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from Chuck Fluharty’s keynote address “Progress and Challenges in Place-Based Rural Policies” given at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together...

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  • Workshop Materials: Rural Poverty and Equitable Development

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the “Rural Poverty and Equitable Development” session held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together around 50 HUD Sustainable...

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  • Workshop Materials: Scenarios Planning 101 and Part 2

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the “Scenarios Planning 101” and “Scenarios Planning Part 2” breakout sessions held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26, 2013.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought...

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  • Workshop Materials: Finding and Leveraging Competitive Advantage

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from the breakout session “Finding and Leveraging Competitive Advantage,” held at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26, 2013.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this workshop brought together around 50...

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  • Workshop Materials: Regional Visioning Based on Shared Values

    Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    These materials are from Robert Grow’s (Envision Utah) opening plenary address “Regional Visioning Based on Shared Values,” given at the Prosperous Places workshop in Salt Lake City, March 25-26, 2013.  Organized by NADO and Envision Utah (http://www NULL.envisionutah NULL.org/), this...

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  • Youth with a Voice: Brownsville, PA

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Brownsville is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, along the banks of the Monongahela River.  In the 1970s and 80s, shifts in the steel industry resulted in job loss, outmigration, and community disinvestment. (Photo credit: BARC (http://www NULL.barcpa NULL.org/)) Brownsville (http://maps NULL.google...

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  • Students in Action Project (Brownsville, PA)

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Two years ago, Brownsville Area High School chemistry teacher Kelli Dellarose organized a group of students involved with the student council to form a “Students in Action” (https://sites NULL.google NULL.com/site/ofrstudentsinaction/) club for their school.  Students in Action (SIA) (http://www NULL.studentsinaction...

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  • Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Brownsville, PA

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Students’ schedules, needs, interests, and motivations for participating in the public process are often different than adults. Coordinators should be flexible and accommodating when working with students on community development projects. (Photo credit: Herald-Standard (http://www NULL.heraldstandard NULL.com/)) Engaging students in...

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  • Student Voices: Franchesca Legros (Brownsville, PA)

    Posted on: March 21st, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Franchesca Legros (third from left) and other members of the Students in Action team traveled to Washington in summer 2012 to receive the Jefferson Award for their work in the Brownsville community.  (Photo credit: Herald-Standard (http://www NULL.heraldstandard NULL.com/)) This interview...

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