Regional Economic Development

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

  • Las Vegas, NM: A Place with a Past (and Future)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Hollywood Meets Main Street While most Americans may not have heard of the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (http://www NULL.lasvegasnm NULL.gov/), many have traveled there –at least in their imaginations – while watching major Hollywood blockbusters such as...

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  • Funding Opportunities from HUD for Businesses Located in an Empowerment Zone (EZ) or Renewal Community (RC)

    Posted on: December 14th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) (http://www NULL.hud NULL.gov) encourages businesses located in the 30 Empowerment Zones (EZs) and 40 Renewal Communities (RCs) across the nation to take advantage of unused tax credits called the EZ Employment Credit...

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  • Presentation: Southwestern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

    Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) held its 2012 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening December 3-5 in Washington, DC.  The convening brought together all the grantees from the Sustainable Communities...

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  • Presentation: Randolph County Housing Authority

    Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) held its 2012 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening December 3-5 in Washington, DC.  The convening brought together all the grantees from the Sustainable Communities...

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  • Presentation: Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission

    Posted on: December 11th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) held its 2012 Sustainable Communities Grantee Convening December 3-5 in Washington, DC.  The convening brought together all the grantees from the Sustainable Communities...

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  • Presentation: Prosperous, Healthy, Vibrant Rural Regions and Communities

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    In this presentation at the 2012 National Rural Housing Conference, NADO Associate Director Kathy Nothstine describes trends in rural economic development and highlights case studies of rural regions and small communities that are approaching economic development, land use, and transportation...

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities Case Studies Series

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation’s Vibrant Rural Communities case studies series highlights how rural regions and small towns across the country are growing local and regional economies and creating stronger communities. This series shows how small towns can leverage a wide...

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  • Video: Partnerships in Transportation, Economic Development, and Sustainable Regions and Communities

    Posted on: November 26th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    At this NADO workshop in April 2012, David Cole delivered the opening address, offering his experiences and views on creative problem solving, building stronger state and local partnerships, and leveraging transportation investments and economic development initiatives to create stronger regions...

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  • Asset-Based Economic Development and Building Sustainable Rural Communities

    Posted on: November 13th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    The International City/County Management Association (http://icma NULL.org/en/icma/home) (ICMA) has released a three-part series of briefing papers focused on asset-based economic development and building sustainable rural communities. The three new briefing papers showcase how a number of small communities are tackling...

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  • Best Practices for EDDs and CEDS

    Posted on: October 24th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Brian Kelsey, NADO’s Director of Economic Development, presented at the Alabama Association of Regional Councils Annual Training Conference on October 23, 2012. Attendees received an overview of best practices for Economic Development Districts and Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), as...

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