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  • Transportation Safety: Moving the Nation Toward Zero Deaths

    Posted on: November 4th, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    Although traffic fatalities have significantly decreased in recent decades, crashes are still  responsible for causing over 32,000 deaths in the United States each year.  This session contained applicable lessons from local, regional, and national-level efforts to decrease fatalities in this...

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  • Economic Gardening: A New Tool Heping Businesses Grow and Expand

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, attendees spent an afternoon learning about the concepts of Economic Gardening: a “grow from within” strategy that targets existing growth companies and helps them grow to the next level by providing vital...

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  • A Primer on OMB’s “Uniform Guidance” for Federal Awards

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    New Office of Management and Budget guidelines will impact every organization that receives U.S. federal grant funds. This presentation by Bob Lloyd of Robert Lloyd Consulting Services during the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference walks through the major components of...

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  • Preparing for Your Annual Audit

    Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During NADO’s 2015 Annual Training Conference, Bob Lloyd of Robert Lloyd Consulting Services delivered the presentation “Preparing for Your Annual Audit.” Your annual audit doesn’t have to be the most dreaded event of the year. Get a sense of...

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  • The Entrepreneurial RDO: Alternative Funding Strategies for Your Organization

    Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    During NADO’s 2015 Annual Training Conference, three presenters offered models of revenue diversification in the session “The Entrepreneurial RDO: Alternative Funding Strategies for Your Organization.” View the presentations below. Laura Mathis, Middle Georgia Regional Commission: Revenue Diversification from nado-web Ryan...

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  • Strengthening Your SWOT and Building Wealth

    Posted on: November 2nd, 2015 by Carrie Kissel

    On Sunday, October 25 at the 2015 NADO Annual Training Conference, Barbara Wyckoff of Dynamica Consulting facilitated the workshop “Strengthening Your SWOT and Building Wealth.” The workshop introduced concepts of wealth creation as an economic development strategy and presented the...

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  • Planning for a More Resilient Future: A Guide to Regional Approaches

    Posted on: October 21st, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    This report covers the rapidly-growing body of research on resilience, describing the main ideas that are driving policy and practice across the country and examining current thinking on regional and economic resilience.

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  • Congratulations to the 2015 NADO Photo Contest Winners!

    Posted on: October 15th, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    The 2015 NADO Photo Contest saw 27 of our member organizations submit over 120 images that showcased what makes their regions great places to live, work, and play.  Images were judged in four categories:  Strengthening the Built and Natural Environments,...

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  • September with the CEDS: Webinar Series Recordings Now Available

    Posted on: October 1st, 2015 by Sara James

    Throughout the month of September, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a three-part webinar series that took a deeper dive into the recent revisions to EDA’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Content Guidelines (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds/).  The Guidelines suggest how to...

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  • Meet the Participants: Economic Development District Training Program

    Posted on: September 24th, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation is pleased to announce selections for its first-ever one-year Economic Development District Training Program, funded by the Austin Regional Office of the U.S. Economic Development Administration.  “The NADO Research Foundation...

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