Browse by Tag: Rural

  • Acadiana Planning Commission: Using Opportunity Zones to Support Rural Wealth Creation

    Posted on: March 11th, 2021 by Brett Schwartz

    Following the creation of Opportunity Zones in 2017, the Acadiana Planning Commission (APC), located in Lafayette, Louisiana, moved quickly to position its seven-parish region for investment through the new tax-based incentive intended to support distressed communities.  APC partnered with...

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  • 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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  • Downtown Redevelopment Webinar Now Available for Download

    Posted on: February 5th, 2014 by Brett Schwartz

    [Click here to download the presentation slides (PDF)] 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...

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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 and EPA technical assistance projects in a collaborative and interactive setting...

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  • Webinar Materials: Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty

    Posted on: April 17th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    On April 16, NADO and PolicyLink co-hosted the webinar “Addressing Equity and Rural Poverty:  The View from the Ground.” The presentation highlighted the opportunities and challenges small towns and rural communities face in combating poverty and promoting inclusive economic development....

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  • Youth With a Voice: Engaging Young People in Rural and Small Town Community Development

    Posted on: March 4th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Introduction In 1970, economist Albert O. Hirschman published Exit, Voice, and Loyalty:  Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States.  In it, Hirschman outlines what he sees as three options available to individuals ensnared in a negative or oppressive...

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  • Vibrant Rural Communities Case Studies Series

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The NADO Research Foundation’s Vibrant Rural Communities case studies series highlights how rural regions and small towns across the country are growing local and regional economies and creating stronger communities. This series shows how small towns can leverage a wide...

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  • “The Good Ol’ Days Are Back”: The Revival of the Potosi Brewery

    Posted on: November 30th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    ‘The Good Ol’ Days Are Back’ Located in Southwestern Wisconsin near the banks of the Mississippi River, Potosi is known as the state’s “Catfish Capital.”  However, thanks to an innovative and community-led redevelopment project, this town of 700 people is becoming internationally-recognized...

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  • Clean Water for Virginia’s Coal Counties: A Case Study in Regional Leadership, Partnerships and Strategic Investment

    Posted on: August 31st, 2010 by Jonathan

    This report, released in November 2007, explores how the Lenowisco Planning District Commission (PDC) and the Cumberland Plateau PDC have formed partnerships with local officials and community leaders to address pressing water quality and treatment needs throughout this highly rural...

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