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

  • Connect SI: Regional Prosperity through Collaborations in Southern Illinois

    Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.pdf). This report (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.pdf) from the  NADO Research Foundation (http://nado, written with the support of the Delta Regional (http://www NULL.dra (DRA) (http://www NULL.dra, explores how the 23 southernmost counties in Illinois...

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  • Alabama Statewide Consolidated Economic Development Strategies: Planning for the Future

    Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.pdf). The NADO Research Foundation’s report “Alabama Statewide Consolidated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies:  Planning for the Future” (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.pdf) addresses the role that Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) – in this case, Regional Councils – played ...

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities Case Studies Series

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation’s Vibrant Rural Communities case studies series highlights how rural regions and small towns across the country are growing local and regional economies and creating stronger communities. This series shows how small towns can leverage a wide...

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  • Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    Read about regional planning and economic development organizations that are taking steps to coordinate planning processes and investment strategies, partner with new entities, document progress, and communicate results in an engaging way.

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  • 2012 NADO Innovation Awards

    Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

    The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) annual Innovation Awards program has been acknowledging creative approaches to regional community and economic development since 1986. Since the program’s inception, more than 1,300 projects have been honored. The 2012 Innovation Award winners...

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  • The Rise of the Greek Yogurt Industry in Central New York

    Posted on: September 26th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    If 'location, location, location' is the mantra of real estate, 'location, transportation, and logistics' is the driving force in economic development, and that is evident in the meteoric increase in Greek yogurt production shaping central New York's economy.

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  • Collaborative Leadership: Partnerships between Regional Development Organizations and Community Foundations

    Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    In an era of tightening government budgets, regional planning and development organizations need to think creatively about developing and funding initiatives that improve communities’ quality of life

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  • Development District Association of Appalachia Impact Brief

    Posted on: July 18th, 2012 by Matt Black

    The Development District Association of Appalachia (DDAA) (http://www NULL.ddaa-ldd had developed a new publication with the assistance of NADO. The Executive Summary of the report focuses on the role of the DDAA’s Local Development District in fostering regional strategies,...

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  • Lessons Learned from Irene: Vermont RPCs Address Transportation System Recovery

    Posted on: June 29th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

    One week after striking the U.S. east coast as a category 1 hurricane, Irene arrived in Vermont on August 27, 2011. Flooding was devastating for transportation infrastructure, leading the RPCs to assist the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) in the recovery.

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  • Regional Resilience

    Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Matt Black

    The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Rural Futures Lab™ and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation Release New Report on Assessing Current Policy and Practice Relating to Regional Resilience The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce...

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