Role of RDOs in Business Development Finance

Growing Your Region’s Economy with Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs is a new publication by the NADO Research Foundation.  It highlights the innovative approaches being taken by five regional development organizations (RDO) in Colorado, Oregon, Texas, and Wisconsin to spur job growth through new business startups or existing business expansions. 

The report includes information about each programs financing, successes and challenges, impact, and more.

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The report is a product of the NADO Research Foundation’s work with the Small Business Administration (SBAHQ-10-I-0317) and should not be construed as an endorsement of any products, opinions or services.  All SBA-funded projects are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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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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