Browse by Tag: Resilience

  • “Lifting Up Communities through Economic Diversification” Presentations

    Posted on: March 26th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    One of the ways to become a more resilient region is through economic diversification.  Too many places throughout the country and the world have built economies around a single sector or industry, leaving them vulnerable to both immediate shocks and...

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  • [Webinar Recording]: Unleashing the Economic Power of Small-Scale Manufacturing

    Posted on: February 19th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    Retail is shrinking, storefronts sit empty, and residents are underemployed. You know that the demand for retail and office space is changing, but you’re not sure what comes next. You worry about how to keep your youth from leaving town...

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  • National CEDS Forum (June 18-20, 2019)

    Posted on: February 15th, 2019 by Brett Schwartz

    ***Registration is now closed.  Please contact Brett Schwartz at [email protected] (bschwartz [email protected] nado NULL.org) with any questions*** The first-ever National CEDS Forum (https://docs NULL.google NULL.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesewd7NKru-rHRuj3DKNwE7heyT1aJdP3HkDJv2E2tZTgPmg/viewform) will take place June 18 – 20, 2019 in Columbus, Ohio at the Hyatt Regency...

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  • “An Afternoon with the CEDS” Workshop Materials

    Posted on: March 26th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Staff from over 25 Economic Development Districts from across the country came together in Arlington, Virginia for “An Afternoon with the CEDS” on March 21.  This workshop provided training on innovative approaches to Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) (http://www NULL.eda...

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  • CEDS Central

    Posted on: March 9th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    CEDS Central is home to the NADO Research Foundation's CEDS training materials, all in one convenient spot. These materials include reports, case studies, videos, webinars, and more on planning, developing, and implementing the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.

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  • “Leading the Way on Resilience” Animated Video

    Posted on: March 7th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation (NADO RF) has released a short, animated video that highlights the multiple roles that regional development organizations (RDOs) play in fostering and strengthening resilience in their regions.  Because no part of the country is immune from...

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  • Webinar Briefing: Strengthening Economies in Our Nation’s Coal-Reliant Communities

    Posted on: February 8th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Despite the challenges caused by the decline in the coal industry and its effect on local communities, there is a powerful movement underway across the country as coal-reliant regions seek to change their fortunes through economic diversification.  With funding from...

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  • Recording Now Available for SWOT and Resilience Webinar

    Posted on: January 18th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    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...

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  • Registration Now Open for March 21 CEDS Workshop

    Posted on: January 11th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    ***Registration has now closed*** Registration is now open for the NADO Research Foundation (http://www NULL.nado NULL.org/)‘s “An Afternoon with the CEDS,” a half-day, interactive training workshop on March 21, 2018 in Arlington, VA immediately following the NADO-DDAA Washington Conference. ...

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  • “Incorporating Resilience into the CEDS” Webinar Tutorial

    Posted on: January 9th, 2018 by Brett Schwartz

    Resilience planning provides a very workable framework to support building strong and prosperous communities and regions.  This 20-minute webinar lecture covers the ins and outs of economic resilience, what it means, why it matters, and how best to incorporate resilience...

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