Featured Resources

  • Exploring the Role of Regional Transportation Projects as Rural Economy Drivers

    Posted on: July 29th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    The NADO Research Foundation has just released a new report on regional transit, developed through its Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development in July 2011.  With case studies in Alabama, Oregon, and Vermont, this report explores regions where public...

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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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  • Congratulations to the 2011 NADO Award Winners

    Posted on: July 13th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the NADO Innovation Award and the Excellence in Regional Transportation Award! Click here for the list of Innovation Award winners (PDF) Click here for the project descriptions and contact information of the Innovation Award ...

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  • Rural Development in a One America Policy

    Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    By Matthew Chase, Executive Director National Association of Development Organizations (Reprinted from AgriPulse blog (http://www NULL.agri-pulse NULL.com/Opinion_Matthew_Chase_06282011 NULL.asp)) What do the White House, Council on Foundations, Farm Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative have in common?  All of these prestigious...

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  • Legislative Fact Sheets

    Posted on: March 31st, 2011 by NADO Admin

    As part of the 2011 NADO Washington Policy Conference, the association released updated legislative fact sheets and issue briefs for several priority issues.  These policy briefs and action alerts are vital tools for conducting outreach with your members of Congress...

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  • 2011 Legislative Priorities

    Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    The members of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) support federal policies and programs that encourage regional strategies, partnerships and solutions to improve the economic prosperity and quality of life in America’s local communities. This includes building upon the...

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  • NADO Grassroots Guide

    Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    The NADO publication, “All Politics Is Local: A Guide to Grassroots Action” features sections on communicating with members of Congress, using the media to influence policy and understanding the different roles of congressional staff. It highlights key points in the...

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  • Presidential Budget Analysis

    Posted on: February 16th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    On February 16, NADO conducted a webinar outlining the major elements of the President’s FY2012 budget and the corresponding implications for the nations regional councils. To download the presentation slides from this webinar, click here. To view the recorded...

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