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  • Census 2010 Urbanized Areas/Urban Clusters Released

    Posted on: March 26th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Monday, March 26, the U.S. Census Bureau announced the list of urbanized areas and urban clusters defined on the basis of the 2010 Census. Urban areas—defined as densely developed residential, commercial and other nonresidential areas—now account for 80.7 percent...

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  • Why HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Means Local Jobs and Economic Development

    Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On March 21, NADO hosted a briefing, “Why HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Means Local Jobs and Economic Development,” co-sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) office. In an effort to foster the creation and implementation of regional development strategies, the U.S....

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  • Apply Now for the 2012 NADO Innovation Award

    Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    Online applications are now being accepted here (http://www NULL.zoomerang NULL.com/Survey/WEB22F44ZZZLRR) for the 2012 NADO Innovation Award. Each year, NADO recognizes those organizations that demonstrate innovative approaches to regional economic and community development with this national award. The Innovation Award honors...

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  • Webinar: Rural Coalition Building

    Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On February 23, 2012, NADO Research Foundation hosted a web-based discussion about rural coalition building. This webinar explored the unique challenges and opportunities affecting coalition building in rural and small town settings. The discussion covered such topics as building consortiums,...

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  • New Iowa State Association Brochure

    Posted on: January 20th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    The Iowa Association of Regional Councils (IARC) has developed a new publication with the assistance of NADO. The executive summary report focuses on the role of the state's Councils of Governments in achieving results through partnerships.

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  • APA Seeks Applications for Community Planning Assistance

    Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The American Planning Association is seeking applications from local communities for the Community Planning Assistance Team (CPAT) initiative.  The CPAT gives communities with limited resources an opportunity to engage, educate, and empower its citizens in order to accomplish a planning...

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  • National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grants Available

    Posted on: December 2nd, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the guidelines for the 2012 Our Town (http://www NULL.arts NULL.gov/national/ourtown/index NULL.php) grants. Our Town supports creative placemaking projects that contribute toward the livability of communities and help transform them into lively, beautiful,...

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  • 2011 Trailblazer Award Winners

    Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 NADO Trailblazer Award!  For the second year, all NADO Innovation Award and Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects were judged by a group of peers at the NADO Annual Training Conference and the ...

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  • EPA Smart Growth Implementation Assistance Program

    Posted on: October 6th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently accepting letters of interest for the Smart Growth Implementation Assistance (SGIA) program.  The SGIA program is an annual, competitive solicitation open to state, local, regional, and tribal governments (and non-profits that have...

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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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