Contact about: advocacy and legislative issues; NADO & DDAA Washington Conference; NADO policy priorities;
Contact about: Economic Development District capacity building; regional economic resilience; diversity, equity, and economic inclusion; solar energy planning; Impact Awards
Contact about: Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) training; Economic Development District capacity building; regional economic resilience; asset-based economic development; Impact Awards
Contact about: NADO Annual Training Conference; NADO publications; Economic Development District capacity building; regional development; NADO Research Foundation projects
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.