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  • RDO Operations

    Posted on: February 24th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Rather than re-invent operating manuals and documents, NADO members can tap into examples from their peers that can be replicated to meet their organization’s unique and specific needs. This section contains actual documents from regional councils around the nation. If...

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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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  • Disaster Recovery Webinar

    Posted on: January 11th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Opportunities for Regional Development Organizations in a Post-Disaster Environment In late 2010, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a webinar on the role of regional councils and economic development organizations in disaster recovery. To download a PDF version of the speaker...

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  • Tackling Regional Air Quality Issues: A Breath of Fresh Air for North Carolina Residents

    Posted on: September 1st, 2010 by Jonathan

    In this report, the NADO Research Foundation’s Center for Regional Development and Environmental Stewardship explores how numerous regional development organizations in North Carolina have been forward-thinking and pro-active in their efforts to protect the nation’s air quality. Released February 2008,...

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  • Regional Strategies for Environmental Stewardship: Successfully Merging Environmental Protection with Regional Development

    Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Jonathan

    With funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NADO Research Foundation conducted a scan of its members and other regional development organizations to determine how they promote economic development and environmental sustainability. The scan, along with extensive research and...

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  • Turning Renewable Energy into an Economic Development Opportunity

    Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Jonathan

    This report looks at how rural and small metropolitan communities are developing and implementing renewable energy practices that are having significant impacts on their regions. August 2007, 6 pages Click here to view Turning Renewable Energy into an Economic Development ...

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  • Green Light to Green Building: Regional Development Organizations are LEEDing the Way

    Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Jonathan

    This report provides examples of how regional development organizations are building green, which has had a positive impact economically and environmentally. Released November 2007, 6 pages Click here to view Green Light to Green Building: Regional Development Organizations are LEEDing ...

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  • Clean Water for Virginia’s Coal Counties: A Case Study in Regional Leadership, Partnerships and Strategic Investment

    Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Jonathan

    This report, released in November 2007, explores how the Lenowisco Planning District Commission (PDC) and the Cumberland Plateau PDC have formed partnerships with local officials and community leaders to address pressing water quality and treatment needs throughout this highly rural...

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