Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) Featured at White House Forum on Regional Innovation

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 by NADO Admin

Nearly a dozen NADO representatives participated in a two-part White House Forum on Regional Innovation on June 13.  The White House event featured Doug McKalip of the President’s Domestic Policy Council, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Doug O’Brien, Shelley Poticha of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Communities and Housing, and EDA Acting Assistant Secretary Matt Erskine.  ARC’s Federal Co-Chairman Earl Gohl also participated.

During an afternoon session at USDA, NADO member Kevin Byrd of the New River Valley PDC (http://www NULL.nrvpdc NULL.org/) presented on lessons learned from the HUD sustainable communities initiative.  The forum offered an opportunity for rural leaders to provide input into the administration’s initiatives on regional innovation in rural regions.

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