RDO Organizational Data Profiles

Over the past year, the NADO Research Foundation has been compiling data on regional development organizations (RDOs) around the country and how they fit between the strata of state and local government.

Through our research we have developed a series of maps illustrating what percentage of the country is represented by RDOs, what are primary program offerings of these organizations and in what capacity they serve our nation’s businesses, communities and local governments.

To learn more about the importance of regional development organizations and their function, click here.

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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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