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 has served as Executive Director of the National Association of Development Organizations since 2012. He previously served as the Executive Director of the Land of Sky Regional Council in Asheville, North Carolina from 2003 to 2012. Under his leadership, Land of Sky became recognized nationally for its innovation in program areas including planning and economic development, workforce development, transportation and transit, aging services, volunteer services, and geographic information systems. Joe has also held various other roles in city, county, association, and government management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill.

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