Training

  • Strengthening Small Businesses

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants learned about innovative approaches to helping small businesses start up and thrive in rural regions. Randy Imler, Executive Director, Catawba Regional Council of...

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  • Case Studies in Downtown Redevelopment

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants explored how small towns, with the help of regional councils, are leveraging a wide range of tools and approaches to build on their...

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  • Emerging Issues in Workforce Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 27, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Participants heard how regional councils are working throughout their regions with various partners to build a workforce of skilled workers that responds to the...

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  • Broadening Economic Development to Include New Sectors

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Increasingly, RDOs are working to encourage non-traditional industries and sectors that draw on the unique cultural, natural, and built assets in their regions. These...

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  • Keynote Luncheon: The Invaluable Role of Rural Regions in State and National Economic Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Honorable Matt Erskine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Glenda Humiston, Ph.D., CA State Director, USDA Rural Development Moderator: John Leonard, NADO...

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  • Federal-Local Partnerships to Implement Place-Based Economic Development

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Place-based economic development harnesses the distinctive assets of a town, city, or region—especially its built and natural assets—to strengthen economic competitiveness, create jobs, and...

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  • Assessing the Value of a Statewide CEDS

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Statewide collaboration on economic development is an increasingly popular topic among Economic Development Districts and regional councils. Approximately 15 states are engaged in planning...

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  • Incorporating Disaster Plans into CEDS

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 25, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Increasingly, regions are seeing disaster resilience as key to building and maintaining economic competitiveness. When businesses, infrastructure operators, economic development organizations, and government agencies...

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  • CEDS: A Primer

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 24, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Aimed at new executive directors and planners navigating a CEDS for the first time (or others around long enough to still call your CEDS...

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  • How Do Economic Developers See the World? Some Thoughts for Planners

    Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On August 8-9, 2013, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a New England Peer Exchange in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which brought together around 30 participants from HUD Sustainable Communities grants and EPA technical assistance projects in a collaborative and interactive setting...

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