Browse by Tag: Publications

  • Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development

    Posted on: September 29th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    This report highlights the opportunities available to RDOs to undertake sustainable development initiatives using a systems-based approach and features case studies from California, Michigan, North Carolina, and Utah.

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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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  • Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development

    Posted on: September 20th, 2011 by Kathy Nothstine

    The NADO Research Foundation has released a new report, Mobilize Maine: Asset-Based Regional Economic Development.  Led by the state’s Economic Development Districts, Mobilize Maine is a proactive approach to revitalizing the economy by drawing on regional assets.  This report highlights...

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  • Transit and Air Quality Make a Connection

    Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Jonathan

    This issue paper highlights how many regional development organizations are increasingly looking to public transportation as a way to resolve commuting challenges in their region, which has not only impacted rural and small metropolitan communities economically, but has also made...

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  • Ethanol Production Impacts Transportation System

    Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Jonathan

    The NADO Research Foundation’s Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development has released this news issue brief which examines the regional and local transportation impacts of the ethanol fuels industry. Released July 2007, 6 pages Click here to view Ethanol ...

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  • Regional Alliance Pulls Toyota to Tupelo: PUL Alliance Efforts Attract New Jobs

    Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Jonathan

    The NADO Research Foundation’s Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development has released a new special report examining the multi-county alliance and transportation infrastructure that made the Northeast Mississippi region attractive to Toyota, which announced plans to build an automotive...

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  • Southeast Tennessee Transportation: Positioning the Chattanooga Region in the Global Economy

    Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Jonathan

    This report explores the Chattanooga region’s multi-modal transportation system and its role in retaining the region’s economic competitiveness in the global marketplace. It describes the economic significance that both current and proposed transportation corridors play in moving goods and people...

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  • Short Line Railroads: Saving an Endangered Species of Freight Transport

    Posted on: September 6th, 2011 by Jonathan

    This report highlights the action of the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board and the SEDA-Council of Governments to form rail authorities and save short rail lines that would have otherwise been abandoned. These lines continue to be...

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  • Arrowhead Region: A Portfolio of Transportation Assets

    Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Jonathan

    This report showcases the role of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission in supporting the Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council (the MPO for the metro area), in partnership with the Northwest Regional Planning Commission in Wisconsin, and the Northeast Minnesota Area Transportation...

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  • Metropolitan and Rural Transportation Planning: Case Studies and Checklists for Regional Collaboration

    Posted on: September 1st, 2011 by Jonathan

    This report provides case studies and checklists of possible actions that metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), rural transportation planning organizations (RPOs), state departments of transportation (DOTs), local government entities, and other planning partners may take to enhance their partnership efforts. January...

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