Browse by Tag: Publications

  • Online Resource: Planning for Prosperity in Small Towns and Rural Regions

    Posted on: July 18th, 2015 by Brett Schwartz

    This website is home to capacity building materials developed by the NADO Research Foundation and its partners. It contains links to publications, webinars, workshop materials, and other information on community and economic development in small towns and rural regions.

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  • Lessons from the Storm: Case Studies on Economic Recovery and Resilience

    Posted on: March 16th, 2015 by Megan McConville

    This case study series highlights how regional development organizations have used 2008 disaster recovery funds from EDA to address the impacts of natural disasters, become more resilient to future events, and increase long-term economic competitiveness and quality of life in their regions.

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  • Greater New Orleans: Building on Competitive Advantages to Strengthen Economic Resilience

    Posted on: March 27th, 2014 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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  • Organizational Toolkit for State Associations of Regional Councils Now Available

    Posted on: January 28th, 2014 by kshoop

    The Iowa Association of Regional Councils (IARC) recently published the Organizational Toolkit for State Associations of Regional Councils. This Publication was supported by EDA’s Denver Regional Office (grant # 05-06-051); IARC partnered with NADO to provide the toolkit content.

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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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  • 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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  • Regional Resilience

    Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Matt Black

    The Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Rural Futures Lab™ and the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation Release New Report on Assessing Current Policy and Practice Relating to Regional Resilience The NADO Research Foundation is pleased to announce...

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  • Inland Ports: Linking Freight and Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: October 26th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report highlights examples where intermodal facilities connecting rail and truck streamline freight movement and position their regions for economic impact.

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  • Regional Food Systems Infrastructure

    Posted on: October 5th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    Regional Food Systems Infrastructure (PDF) Many regional development organizations (RDOs) and councils of governments are exploring how they can support regional food systems infrastructure. In recent years, an emphasis on eating locally grown food has flourished as many Americans have...

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  • Connecting the DOTs

    Posted on: September 30th, 2011 by Carrie Kissel

    This report is an entertaining yet highly informative guidebook for creative problem solving, building stronger state and local partnerships, and understanding the unique opportunities that transportation and economic development projects bring to regions and communities.

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