Regional Strategies for Environmental Stewardship: Successfully Merging Environmental Protection with Regional Development

With funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the NADO Research Foundation conducted a scan of its members and other regional development organizations to determine how they promote economic development and environmental sustainability. The scan, along with extensive research and telephone interviews resulted in this detailed report (released in April 2006) which highlights specific projects and programs that highlight the link between environmental sustainability and economic development.

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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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