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  • 2012 EDFS Presentations

    Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Matt Black

    The Economic Development Finance Service (EDFS) is a program of the NADO Research Foundation that provides training and a network platform for small business loan fund staff from around the nation to share and exchange information and ideas. Visit

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  • HUD Rural Grantees Workshop

    Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On April 26-27, NADO Research Foundation hosted a workshop with a small group of HUD SCI grantees working in rural areas and small town settings. Workshop materials available for download are listed below. Workshop Agenda and Participant Information (PDF) Map ...

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  • Why HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Means Local Jobs and Economic Development

    Posted on: March 23rd, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    On March 21, NADO hosted a briefing, “Why HUD’s Sustainable Communities Initiative Means Local Jobs and Economic Development,” co-sponsored by Senator Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) office. In an effort to foster the creation and implementation of regional development strategies, the U.S....

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  • NADO’s Executive Director Presents at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012

    Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by Jennifer Walsh

    NADO’s Executive Director, Matthew Chase, served on a panel, Regional Approaches to Rural Economic Development, at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum 2012 on February 24.  The panel discussed emerging trends and noteworthy practices in regional economic development. For more information on...

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  • Rural Cluster Development in Kansas

    Posted on: July 28th, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    NADO staff joined leaders from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Economic Development Administration (EDA) in a peer exchange with Kansas State Universities’ Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) (http://www NULL.amisuccess and the Kansas Association of Regional Development Organizations...

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  • 2011 NADO Regional Sustainable Forum

    Posted on: July 22nd, 2011 by Matthew Chase

    On July 25, 2011, the NADO Research Foundation is sponsoring a peer exchange, 2011 Regional Sustainable Development Forum: Building Resilient Regions, at the office of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in Kansas City, Missouri. Combined file of all forum presentations ...

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  • International Transportation and Economic Development Conference

    Posted on: May 24th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    NADO members recently participated in the International Transportation and Economic Development (ITED) conference, hosted by the Transportation Research Board’s Transportation and Economic Development committee.  The conference was held in Charleston, West Virginia from May 1-3. NADO members Lyle Wray, Executive...

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  • NADO CEDS Innovation Forum

    Posted on: April 11th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Thought leaders in regional innovation descended upon Washington, D.C. in January 2011 to share ideas with federal partners and discuss a pathway forward for the nation’s regional development organizations. Click here for a link to Presentation Slides (http://www NULL.slideshare

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  • Executive Director Learning Lab

    Posted on: April 7th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    In August 2010, NADO held an executive director’s learning lab as part of our Annual Training Conference.   The purpose of the session was to take an inward look at how executive directors can better set, manage and achieve the goals...

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