Browse by Tag: economic development

  • Upcoming Webinar (2/5) – “Meet Me Downtown”: Case Studies in Small Town Economic Development

    Posted on: January 9th, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

    Across the country, small towns are rediscovering and reclaiming their main streets and downtowns by pursuing innovative community and economic development projects.  Once abandoned sidewalks, storefronts, and plazas are now bustling with activity as residents find their way back downtown,...

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  • East Central Iowa: On-the-Ground Assistance and Business Loans Support Recovery and Economic Competitiveness

    Posted on: November 7th, 2013 by Megan McConville

    This case study is part of a series produced by the NADO Research Foundation exploring how regional development organizations[1] have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to address the impacts of natural disasters, become...

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  • House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Freight Panel Issues Recommendations

    Posted on: November 1st, 2013 by NADO Admin

    This week, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation released its final report, Improving the Nation’s Freight Transportation System (http://transportation NULL.house NULL.gov/sites/republicans NULL.transportation NULL.house NULL.gov/files/documents/FreightReportSmall NULL.pdf). The special panel of Members of Congress, chaired by...

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  • NADO Members Receive Make It in America Challenge and Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Grants

    Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On October 22, the U.S. Department of Commerce (http://www NULL.commerce NULL.gov/) announced the 10 winners (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/challenges/MakeItInAmerica/winners NULL.htm) of the $20.5 million Make it in America Challenge (http://www NULL.commerce NULL.gov/news/press-releases/2012/09/25/obama-administration-announces-40-million-initiative-challenge-busine). The program’s goal is to accelerate job creation and...

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  • New Report Features Small Towns Implementing Innovative Sustainability Policies

    Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    (http://icma NULL.org/Documents/Document/Document/305454)A new ICMA report (http://icma NULL.org/Documents/Document/Document/305454), written with the support of the NADO Research Foundation through its Sustainable Communities capacity building grant from HUD, features seven brief case studies of small municipalities that have implemented various innovative sustainability policies. ...

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  • Southwest Arkansas: Promoting Disaster Resilience and Recovery through Better Data

    Posted on: October 2nd, 2013 by Megan McConville

    This case study is part of a series produced by the NADO Research Foundation exploring how regional development organizations[1] have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to address the impacts of natural disasters, become...

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  • Employment Training Administration’s Skimming for Skills: Finding Skills Data

    Posted on: August 29th, 2013 by Carrie Kissel

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment Training Administration has released a Microsoft Excel-based guide called Skimming for Skills, providing links and relevant sources to help users find information on labor skill shortages, skill mismatches, and skill deficiencies.  This may be...

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  • How Do Economic Developers See the World? Some Thoughts for Planners

    Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On August 8-9, 2013, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a New England Peer Exchange in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which brought together around 30 participants from HUD Sustainable Communities grants and EPA technical assistance projects in a collaborative and interactive setting...

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  • New England HUD Peer Exchange Materials (Portsmouth, NH)

    Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On August 8-9, 2013, the NADO Research Foundation hosted a New England Peer Exchange in Portsmouth, New Hampshire which brought together around 30 participants from HUD Sustainable Communities grants (http://portal NULL.hud NULL.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/sustainable_housing_communities) and EPA technical assistance projects (http://epa NULL.gov/smartgrowth/) in...

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  • STATS America Tool Webinar Now Available for Download

    Posted on: July 25th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On July 25, the NADO Research Foundation and the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/)  hosted a webinar highlighting STATS America (http://www NULL.statsamerica NULL.org/), one of several data tools available at no-cost to economic development practitioners and others...

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