Sustainable Communities

Federal policy updates on the HUD-DOT-EPA sustainable communities initiative

  • “Strategies to Support Economic Diversification” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: November 13th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Planning for economic diversification is an important undertaking to explore through your Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com).  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable...

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  • “Moving the CEDS Forward: Communication and Collaboration” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: August 21st, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    After your organization has put so much time and effort into developing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com), the last thing you want is for no one to know about it! This 20-minute webinar lecture features key...

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  • Madelia Strong: A Case Study in Economic Resilience

    Posted on: July 19th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    On February 3, 2016, a fire swept through Madelia, MN’s Main Street in the middle of a snowstorm, destroying nine businesses. Today, recovery in the city continues. With more than $250,000 in local support, all eight buildings have been rebuilt,...

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  • “Leading the Way on Resilience” Animated Video

    Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) has released a short, animated video that highlights the multiple roles that regional development organizations (RDOs) play in fostering and strengthening resilience in their regions.  Because no part of the country is immune from...

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  • Recording Now Available for SWOT and Resilience Webinar

    Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis allows for a region to come together to perform a “status check” and answer the question “Where are we now?” in terms of competitive advantages and disadvantages.  One of the four required sections...

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  • Register for Upcoming Webinar on the SWOT and Resilience

    Posted on: January 5th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis allows for a region to come together to perform a “status check” and answer the question “Where are we now?” in terms of competitive advantages and disadvantages.  One of the four required sections...

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  • Newsletter Archive: Growing Stronger Economies in Our Nation’s Coal Communities [Updated bi-weekly]

    Posted on: November 1st, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    This newsletter contains information about economic diversification, funding opportunities, and upcoming events to improve economic development and quality of life in coal communities across the country.

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  • CEDS Resource and Training Archive

    Posted on: August 25th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    (https://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) CEDS Central (http://www NULL.cedscentral NULL.com) now serves as the Resource and Training Archive for materials developed by the NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) as part of its Stronger CEDS, Stronger Region program, funded by the U.S. Economic...

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  • “Resilience: The New Normal” Animated Video

    Posted on: July 19th, 2017 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) has created a short, animated video to explain the basic concepts of economic resilience and its connection to regional economic development.  The video was designed for a mix of audiences and to be shared...

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  • Recording and Presentation Slides Now Available for “Economic Diversification in Coal-Reliant Regions” Webinar

    Posted on: March 22nd, 2016 by Brett Schwartz

    The decline of the coal industry is having major ramifications in communities and regions across the country that have been historically reliant upon this energy source for jobs, a tax base, and sense of identity.  In light of these changes,...

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