Regional and Community Planning

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

  • Plenary Session: Regional Resilience in Action

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 26, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Celebrating the innovative work of NADO members, this fast-paced plenary showcased a number of projects that are making a difference across their regions. Presentations...

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  • Data: The Cause of and Solution to All of Life’s Problems

    Posted on: September 9th, 2013 by Alexandria Murnan

    This session occurred on August 24, 2013 at the Annual Training Conference in San Francisco, CA. Data can be a key part of a regional council’s value proposition. A planner’s ability to find, analyze, and interpret data for multiple audiences...

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  • BLS Data Finder

    Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics is inviting data users to try the new Data Finder tool on its website, intended to help navigate through the available data from the agency.  Users can comment with improvements to...

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  • Employment Training Administration’s Skimming for Skills: Finding Skills Data

    Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration has released a Microsoft Excel-based guide called Skimming for Skills, providing links and relevant sources to help users find information on labor skill shortages, skill mismatches, and skill deficiencies.  This may be...

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  • How Do Economic Developers See the World? Some Thoughts for Planners

    Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On August 8-9, 2013, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a New England Peer Exchange in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which brought together around 30 participants from HUD Sustainable Communities grants and EPA technical assistance projects in a collaborative and interactive setting...

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  • New England HUD Peer Exchange Materials (Portsmouth, NH)

    Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On August 8-9, 2013, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a New England Peer Exchange in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which brought together around 30 participants from HUD Sustainable Communities grants (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) and EPA technical assistance projects (http://epa NULL.gov/smartgrowth/) in...

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  • STATS America Tool Webinar Now Available for Download

    Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On July 25, the NADO Research Foundation and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/)  hosted a webinar highlighting STATS America (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/), one of several data tools available at no-cost to economic development practitioners and others...

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  • Financial Planning for Disasters Webinar and Workbook Available for Download

    Posted on: July 19th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On July 19, 2013 the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) (http://www NULL.rupri NULL.org/) and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)  Research Foundation hosted a webinar that focused on how regions and communities can prepare their public sectors to be...

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  • Upcoming Webinar: Increasing the Financial Resiliency of Your Region in a Disaster-Filled World

    Posted on: July 8th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Regions across the United States are faced with preparing for and responding to an increasing number of natural, man-made, and technological disasters. Given recent natural disasters, regions are taking steps to become more physically resilient; however, many regions are unprepared...

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  • Growing Stronger in the Delta: Event Materials

    Posted on: June 17th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On June 11-12, 2013, the National Association of Development Organizations, in conjunction with the National Association of Counties (http://www NULL.naco NULL.org), the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (http://www NULL.hud NULL.gov), and the Delta Regional Authority (http://www NULL.dra...

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