NADO Executive Director Serves as Featured Speaker on Local Economic Development during OECD Report Launch

Posted on: November 21st, 2014 by NADO Admin

This week, NADO Executive Director Joe McKinney served as a featured speaker at an event entitled: “Back to Work, Close to Home: What Works for Local Job Creation,” which was hosted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (http://www NULL.oecd NULL.org/unitedstates/) (OECD) and featured the launch of their new study looking at Job Creation and Local Economic Development (http://www NULL.oecd NULL.org/cfe/leed/job-creation-and-local-economic-development-9789264215009-en NULL.htm).  The study uncovers how policymakers can improve conditions for quality job creation not just nationally, but locally – from upgrading workforce skills and economic development to fostering entrepreneurship and attracting high growth firms.  

Other speakers during the event included Justin Scheid, Associate Director at the Office for International & Philanthropic Innovation, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Barry Anderson, Deputy Director at the National Governors Association (NGA), and Emilia Istrate, Director of Research and Outreach at the National Association of Counties (NACo).  The event was moderated by Carol Guthrie, Head of the Washington Center for OECD.  The panelists discussed creating quality jobs in communities, states, and regions and what’s needed from local and national policymakers.  This event brought together the OECD and organizations that are on the frontlines of local economic development: NGA, NACo, and NADO.  Click here (http://www NULL.oecd NULL.org/cfe/leed/job-creation-and-local-economic-development-9789264215009-en NULL.htm) to read the full report.

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