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  • Collaborative Leadership: Partnerships between Regional Development Organizations and Community Foundations

    Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 by NADO Admin

    In an era of tightening government budgets, regional planning and development organizations need to think creatively about developing and funding initiatives that improve communities’ quality of life

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities: Rome, Georgia

    Posted on: July 21st, 2012 by NADO Admin

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In 1975, the first shopping mall in Rome, Georgia, opened. Residents flocked to the new development, beginning a story of demise common to so...

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  • NADO Holds Webinar on Transportation and Disaster Recovery

    Posted on: June 8th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Thursday, June 7, 2012, the NADO Research Foundation held the webinar “Lessons Learned from Irene: Regional Planning Commission Involvement in Recovery of Vermont’s Transportation Network,” which featured a joint presentation from two regional planning commissions (RPCs) that make up...

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  • Webinar: Effective Strategies for Engaging Your Community

    Posted on: May 17th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    The National Association of Counties (NACo), in partnership with the NADO Research Foundation, hosted a webinar on June 12, 2012, to train planners and other stakeholders on how to engage their communities. The webinar was recorded and is available for...

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  • NADO Recognizes Excellence in Regional Transportation Award Winners

    Posted on: May 4th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    The NADO Research Foundation and RPO America have announced the 2012 Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects.  This is the sixth year that the program has honored projects for their innovation, effectiveness, and impact on communities throughout the nation.  The...

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  • Webinar: Rural Coalition Building

    Posted on: February 24th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On February 23, 2012, NADO Research Foundation hosted a web-based discussion about rural coalition building. This webinar explored the unique challenges and opportunities affecting coalition building in rural and small town settings. The discussion covered such topics as building consortiums,...

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  • Building Disaster Resilient Economies Webinar

    Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by Matt Black

    On January 26, NADO joined the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Council (BCLC) in hosting a webinar on post-disaster, long-term economic recovery.  The event provided preliminary guidance...

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  • Role of RDOs in Business Development Finance

    Posted on: January 20th, 2012 by Matthew Chase

    This report 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.

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  • 2011 Trailblazer Award Winners

    Posted on: October 18th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 NADO Trailblazer Award!  For the second year, all NADO Innovation Award and Excellence in Regional Transportation Award-winning projects were judged by a group of peers at the NADO Annual Training Conference and the National Rural Transportation...

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  • Growing Rural Innovation-Based Economies: Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network

    Posted on: September 26th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report is presented in two parts, a case study overview and a detailed description of steps performed & visualizations created to better understand regional economic development.

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