Regional and Community Planning

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

  • 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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  • Registration Open for Free CEDS Workshop (March 18, 2020)

    Posted on: January 15th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org/) is excited to announce the third annual “An Afternoon with the CEDS” (https://docs NULL.google NULL.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2uXVPVQmqvepcy9erjqtwgxQj50VMzvXSXaNYxCF26beZZQ/viewform) workshop, a half-day, interactive training event to be held on March 18, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00...

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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 We’re excited to announce that the National Regional Transportation Conference will be held July 28 – 30, 2020, at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Plan to join peers from across the U.S....

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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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  • [Webinar Recording]: Creating CEDS and Other Plans that People Want to Read!

    Posted on: September 20th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    This webinar with the NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org) and Formation PR + Brand (https://formationpr NULL.com/) shared tools and techniques that you can use to incorporate eye-catching and informative messaging, design, and imagery into your CEDS and other plans. ...

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  • CEDS Spotlight: Merrimack Valley Planning Commission

    Posted on: July 8th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) has the potential to be a true road map that brings together many voices from your region to form a common vision for economic prosperity and resilience.  Through the CEDS Spotlight case studies series,...

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  • “Lifting Up Communities through Economic Diversification” Presentations

    Posted on: March 26th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    One of the ways to become a more resilient region is through economic diversification.  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable to both immediate shocks and...

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