Newsletter Archive: Growing Stronger Economies in Our Nation’s Coal Communities

Note:  This page is no longer updated as of October 2019 

Welcome to the archive page of “Growing Stronger Economies in Our Nation’s Coal Communities.” This curated bi-weekly newsletter is a joint resource from the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation.  NACo and NADO are collaborating on a POWER technical assistance grant generously provided by the US Economic Development Administration’s Denver Regional Office.

This publication expands on NACo and NADO’s previous newsletter, “Building Stronger Economies in Appalachian Coal Country,” to provide a national perspective on diversification efforts in coal communities across the country, resources and funding opportunities, and upcoming events and trainings to support your work in a variety of areas to improve economic development, infrastructure, and quality of life in your region.  It will be delivered every other Wednesday.

If you would like to join the mailing list, send an e-mail to Brett Schwartz at [email protected].  We welcome your feedback on content and ideas and encourage you to share this newsletter with your colleagues and partners.  Thanks for reading!

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This newsletter is made possible with the support of an US Economic Development Administration – Denver Regional Office POWER grant to the National Association of Counties and the National Association of Development Organizations Research Foundation.  The views and opinions expressed by other organizations or outside publications referenced in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of NACo, NADO, or EDA.


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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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