Regional and Community Planning

Find tools to assist planners, economic development practitioners and those interested in sustainable development initiatives

  • 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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  • Summertime with the CEDS

    Posted on: June 3rd, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to host “Summertime with the CEDS,” a mix of free online content to support your CEDS planning and implementation efforts.  Due to COVID-19, our annual “Afternoon with the CEDS” workshop and National CEDS Forum...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: The Long and Winding Road to Economic Recovery

    Posted on: May 19th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    Much uncertainty lies ahead as communities and regions begin to recover from the economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Though there is no playbook for this current situation, lessons learned from other long-term recovery efforts can serve as a foundation...

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  • RDO COVID-19 Resource Center

    Posted on: March 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    (Last updated July 21, 2020) As we adjust to life with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, NADO and NADO Research Foundation staff are working to advocate on your behalf, connect you with each other, and collect the latest information and best...

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  • “CEDS in Action” Case Studies Series

    Posted on: March 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    (https://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com/ceds-in-action NULL.html) The goal of the CEDS process is not just to create an accessible, well-researched, and engaging planning document – though that’s really important!  It is ultimately meant to encourage action and create the space for impactful...

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  • Data Deep Dive Webinar Series Recordings

    Posted on: February 20th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    To reach its full potential, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds) should be grounded in accurate and accessible data that facilitates a region-wide conversation about economic development.  Without a solid understanding of key metrics, trends, demographics, and...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: CEDS Content Guidelines Update for Opportunity Zones

    Posted on: February 12th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    In January 2020, the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov) updated its Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Content Guidelines (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds) to help communities across America maximize their ability to attract investment to Opportunity Zones. These new...

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  • Register for the Data Deep Dive Webinar Series

    Posted on: February 5th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    To reach its full potential, a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/ceds) should be grounded in accurate and accessible data that facilitates a region-wide conversation about economic development.  Without a solid understanding of key metrics, trends, demographics, and...

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  • Save the Date: National Regional Transportation Conference (July 28-30, 2020)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2020 by Rachel Beyerle

    National Regional Transportation Conference July 28 – 30, 2020 Marriott Country Club Plaza | Kansas City, Missouri   UPDATE Planning for the National Regional Transportation Conference and National CEDS Forum is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our event...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: Lessons Learned from Coal Communities Across The Country

    Posted on: November 22nd, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    As communities and regions across the country address the impacts caused by the downturn in the coal industry, places that are actively pursuing economic diversification opportunities have become better positioned to take on the challenges that lie ahead. This recording...

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