Publications

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

  • Youth Storytelling and Community Engagement in Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    In 2008, the City of Biddeford entered into a partnership with the Orton Family Foundation to create a Downtown Master Plan. (Photo credit: Maine: An Encyclopedia, maineanencyclopedia.com) An Inclusive-Planning Process  In 2008, the City of Biddeford (http://www NULL.biddefordmaine NULL.org/) began...

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  • Lessons Learned: Biddeford, ME

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Young people can bring energy and  enthusiasm to community discussions and projects. (Photo credit: Heart of Biddeford) Engaging students in community development work is (much like teaching) more of an art form than a science.  Teens’ schedules, needs, interests, and...

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  • Student Voices: Tom Laverriere (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. Tom Laverriere is a senior at Biddeford High...

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  • Student Voices: Victoria Eon (Biddeford, ME)

    Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    This interview is part of NADO’s “Youth with a Voice” case studies series, which highlights small towns and rural communities that are effectively engaging young people in planning and community development projects. “These buildings of brick are my history,” says...

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  • Connect SI: Regional Prosperity through Collaborations in Southern Illinois

    Posted on: January 22nd, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Connect-SI-Final NULL.pdf). This report (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Connect-SI-Final NULL.pdf) from the  NADO Research Foundation (http://nado NULL.org), written with the support of the Delta Regional (http://www NULL.dra NULL.gov/)Authority (DRA) (http://www NULL.dra NULL.gov/), 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.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AL-CEDS-Report-FINAL NULL.pdf). The NADO Research Foundation’s report “Alabama Statewide Consolidated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies:  Planning for the Future” (http://www NULL.knowyourregion NULL.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/AL-CEDS-Report-FINAL 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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