Sustainable Communities

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

  • NADO RF Part of Nuclear Closure Communities Technical Assistance Program

    Posted on: January 19th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    Nearly 20 nuclear power sites have been or are currently being decommissioned across the country and between five and ten additional plants could close within the next five years. The small or rural communities that host these sites will face...

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  • Alaska’s Mariculture Industry: Creating New Opportunities for Prosperity and Resilience

    Posted on: August 13th, 2020 by Brett Schwartz

    Mariculture offers promising economic and environmental benefits for coastal communities throughout Alaska (Photo credit: Lia Heifetz, Barnacle Foods) Though the word ‘mariculture’ may not be a common term for many people, especially those living inland, it has come to signify...

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  • “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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