Publications

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

  • WealthWorks Rural Economic Development Case Studies

    Posted on: March 11th, 2019 by Carrie Kissel

    Rural wealth creation is an approach to community and economic development that is demand-driven, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s existing assets or underutilized resources. Wealth creation is intentionally inclusive, building lasting livelihoods for those who may...

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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

    Photo courtesy by Joe Klementovich Photography, klementovichphoto.com Rural wealth creation is an approach to community and economic development that is demand-driven, focusing on market opportunities that capitalize on a community’s existing assets or underutilized resources.  Wealth creation is intentionally inclusive,...

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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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  • Newsletter Archive: Growing Stronger Economies in Our Nation’s Coal Communities [Updated bi-weekly]

    Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    This newsletter contains information about economic diversification, funding opportunities, and upcoming events to improve economic development and quality of life in coal communities across the country.

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  • Learn More about Recent NADO RF Publications

    Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    The NADO Research Foundation has released a flyer showcasing recent publications on economic development, regional and rural transportation, resilience, and other regional economic development and planning topics.

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  • RTPO Peer Exchange Summary

    Posted on: March 2nd, 2017 by Carrie Kissel

    The peer exchange summary covers discussion of a small group of regional transportation planners and state Department of Transportation planning staff, as well as engagement with a larger and diverse group of professionals attending the summit Moving Rural America.

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