“CEDS in Action” Case Studies Series

The goal of the CEDS process is not just to create an accessible, well-researched, and engaging planning document – though that’s really important!  It is ultimately meant to encourage action and create the space for impactful initiatives to emerge that meet the economic development goals of the region.  As part of its Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions program, the NADO Reserach Foundation has launched a new case studies series that features “CEDS in Action” – examples of transformative projects that were inspired or identified through the CEDS process.  These short case studies cover a variety of focus areas and all are connected in some way to a region’s CEDS:   

Stay tuned for more case studies that will be posted on an ongoing basis.  Do you have you have a project or initiative that you would like featured?  Contact NADO RF Associate Director Brett Schwartz at  [email protected].

This case studies series is presented as part of the NADO Research Foundation’s Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions program, funded through a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.

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Joe McKinney serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO). Headquartered in Washington DC, NADO provides advocacy, education, research, and training for the nation’s 500+ regional planning and development organizations.

Joe has thirty-one years of experience having served in city, county, regional, national association, and government management since 1991. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a candidate for a master’s degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

McKinney has provided congressional testimony on numerous occasions regarding the importance of regional development organizations in helping shape the nation’s economic growth. He is nationally recognized for promoting innovative solutions in areas such as planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, and aging services.

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