Publications

Reports and publications by the NADO Research Foundation that help you stay up to date and in the know

  • Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions Economic Development Writing & Lecture Series

    Posted on: November 2nd, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    (https://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com/issue-briefs NULL.html)In the spring and fall of 2021, the NADO Research Foundation reached out to experts and thought leaders across the country to reflect on key issues and trends impacting the field of regional economic development.  The result...

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  • Equity Resources for Economic Development & Planning

    Posted on: July 15th, 2020 by Carrie Kissel

    This page represents the collection of resources and practices related to equity and inclusion gathered and shared in response to member requests, as well as other resources shared with NADO by federal agencies and other partners. RDOs, their leadership, their...

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  • NADO Releases Its 2020-2024 Strategic Plan

    Posted on: October 20th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    In 2019, the NADO Board of Directors adopted a Strategic Action Plan for 2020 - 2024 for NADO and the NADO Research Foundation. The plan is based on NADO member input from surveys, board meetings, 2018 Annual Training Conference, and 2019 Washington Conference.

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  • WealthWorks Rural Economic Development Case Studies

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    This series of case studies examines how livelihoods are being improved and communities are undergoing development in a variety of economic sectors and rural places around the U.S.

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  • Rural Transportation Technical Assistance Reports

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    From late 2017 to early 2019, the NADO Research Foundation and project partner Small Urban, Rural, and Tribal Center on Mobility (a consortium led by the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University) conducted technical assistance related to rural transportation...

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  • WealthWorks Evaluation Framework

    Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    This evaluation framework, developed by real-world practitioners, describes a series of indicators for measuring wealth creation impacts in asset-based, inclusive economic development efforts.

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  • RDOs: Supporting Water Infrastructure and Improving Quality of Life

    Posted on: August 7th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Every day, regional development organizations (RDOs) are working to improve the lives of residents in communities across the country.  Known locally as councils of governments, regional planning commissions, economic development districts, and other names, RDOs provide various types of support...

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  • CEDS Central

    Posted on: March 9th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    CEDS Central is home to the NADO Research Foundation's CEDS training materials, all in one convenient spot. These materials include reports, case studies, videos, webinars, and more on planning, developing, and implementing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

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  • Integrating Economic Resilience in Performance-based Transportation Planning

    Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 by Carrie Kissel

    Using information from dozens of regional planning and development organizations and their partners, the report suggests a framework for considering economic resilience and the input of economic development stakeholders throughout a performance-based planning process.

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  • 2017 Regional Transportation Peer Exchange Summary

    Posted on: November 20th, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    The summary documents discussion themes such as evolving RTPO planning with new practices and recent successful developments; connecting transportation planning and economic resilience; opportunities and concerns from transformative innovation; and more.

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