Recording Now Available for SWOT and Resilience Webinar

A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) Analysis allows for a region to come together to perform a “status check” and answer the question “Where are we now?” in terms of competitive advantages and disadvantages.  One of the four required sections of the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS), the SWOT should serve as a key tool to foster economic resilience and generate a regional call to action.

The NADO Research Foundation hosted a webinar with Barbara Wyckoff of Creative Disrupters  to discuss how the SWOT can build resilience and sustainability in your region as well as introduce and provide tools for rethinking economic development and facilitating conversations in your communities.  During this webinar:

  • Learn a new approach to economic resilience and how it is being implemented across the country
  • Learn how to integrate sustainability and resilience into the SWOT assessment of a region’s economy, as required by the U.S. Economic Development Administration for completing the CEDS
  • Learn how to develop preliminary indicators for measuring for multiple types of local assets

Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF)

Please contact Associate Director Brett Schwartz at [email protected] with any questions.

This webinar is presented through NADO’s Stronger CEDS, Stronger Regions program, funded through a generous grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.


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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