Regional Economic Development

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

  • 2011 Know Your Region Webinars

    Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Matt Black

    2011 Webinar Training Series Part 1: Mapping the Nation’s Regional Innovation Clusters The Cluster Mapping Project, spearheaded by the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard University, aims to provide policymakers and development practitioners across America with rich data and...

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  • 2010 Know Your Region Webinars

    Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by Matt Black

    2010 Webinar Training Series Part 1: Regional Economic Development Strategies for the 21st Century Presentation Slides Part 2: Taking Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) to the Next Level Presentation slides (http://kyr NULL.livepulsedev NULL.pdf) Part 3: Pursuing Regional Innovation and...

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  • Leveraging Your CEDS for Statewide and Regional Initiatives

    Posted on: June 14th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

    Speakers at this session of the 2012 Executive Directors Leadership Forum included Jim Haguewood, Senior Partner at One Group Consulting; Scott Koons, Executive Director of the North Central Florida RPC; and Jeff Pruitt, Planning Director at the Top of Alabama...

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  • Statewide CEDS and Other EDD Innovations

    Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by Matt Black

    NADO delivered an installment of the Know Your Region program, funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), at EDA Seattle’s 2012 Regional Training Conference (http://www NULL.edaseattle held in Portland, OR. NADO staff presented information on statewide CEDS initiatives,...

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  • Know Your Region Webinar: Creating Statewide Approaches to Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (5/31/2012)

    Posted on: June 4th, 2012 by Matt Black

    Understanding the need to align goals and opportunities into a single document, several State Associations have been collaborating to create Statewide Comprehensive Development Strategies that align community and economic development, emergency preparedness, energy, affordable housing, technology, telecommunications, transportation and workforce...

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  • NADO Participates in NACDEP Conference

    Posted on: May 22nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On May 21, NADO participated in a panel discussion at the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (http://nacdep (NACDEP) Annual Conference in Park City, Utah. Cheryal Lee Hills, Executive Director of the Region Five Development Commission (http://www NULL.regionfive...

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  • Know Your Region Webinar: Creating Asset-Based Strategies and Partnerships (5/3/2012)

    Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Matt Black

    Public-private partnerships can form dynamic foundations that support the development of  regional strategies built upon the strengths and assets of each community. As America looks to restore its manufacturing base and promote American exports, and as more states turn to...

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  • Know Your Region Webinar: Utilizing EDA Data Tools in your CEDS (3/14/2012)

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by Matt Black

    On March 14, 2012, the NADO Research Foundation, in collaboration with EDA, hosted a webinar that explored how EDA sponsored data tools can assist regional development organizations in understanding their regional assets and creating economic development strategies that increase regional...

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  • NADO’s Executive Director Presents at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012

    Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by Jennifer Walsh

    NADO’s Executive Director, Matthew Chase, served on a panel, Regional Approaches to Rural Economic Development, at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012 on February 24.  The panel discussed emerging trends and noteworthy practices in regional economic development. For more information on...

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  • 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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