Regional Economic Development

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

  • Regional Food Systems Infrastructure

    Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Regional Food Systems Infrastructure (PDF) Many regional development organizations (RDOs) and councils of governments are exploring how they can support regional food systems infrastructure. In recent years, an emphasis on eating locally grown food has flourished as many Americans have...

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  • Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development

    Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    This report highlights the opportunities available to RDOs to undertake sustainable development initiatives using a systems-based approach and features case studies from California, Michigan, North Carolina, and Utah.

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  • Growing Rural Innovation-Based Economies: Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network

    Posted on: September 26th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report is presented in two parts, a case study overview and a detailed description of steps performed & visualizations created to better understand regional economic development.

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  • Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The NADO Research Foundation has released a new report, Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development.  Led by the state’s Economic Development Districts, Mobilize Maine is a proactive approach to revitalizing the economy by drawing on regional assets.  This report highlights...

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  • NADO Webinar: Land-Based Sustainable Development Strategies in Western North Carolina

    Posted on: August 1st, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    June 21, 2011; 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT) The NADO Research Foundation is sponsoring a two-part webinar series exploring how regional development organizations are incorporating sustainability principles into their regional planning processes. The first webinar, “Land-Based Sustainable Development Strategies in...

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  • Rural Cluster Development in Kansas

    Posted on: July 28th, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    NADO staff joined leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in a peer exchange with Kansas State Universities’ Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) (http://www NULL.amisuccess NULL.com/) and the Kansas Association of Regional Development Organizations...

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  • 2011 NADO Regional Sustainable Forum

    Posted on: July 22nd, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    On July 25, 2011, the NADO Research Foundation is sponsoring a peer exchange, 2011 Regional Sustainable Development Forum: Building Resilient Regions, at the office of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in Kansas City, Missouri. Combined file of all forum presentations ...

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  • Accessing the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network

    Posted on: June 28th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    On June 28, the NADO Research Foundation held the webinar “Accessing the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network” through the Know Your Region program, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA).  The Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN) is an EDA-funded project  ...

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  • Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS)

    Posted on: May 16th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Successful economic development demands balance. From attracting private investment to training a workforce for a knowledge-based, global economy, identifying the needs of your region is paramount to implementing a cogent economic development strategy. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) offer a...

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  • NADO CEDS Innovation Forum

    Posted on: April 11th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Thought leaders in regional innovation descended upon Washington, D.C. in January 2011 to share ideas with federal partners and discuss a pathway forward for the nation’s regional development organizations. Click here for a link to Presentation Slides (http://www NULL.slideshare NULL.net/mbellamente/2011-nado-ceds-innovation-forum)....

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