Browse by Tag: Rural

  • 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 (http://books NULL.google NULL.com/books?id=vYO6sDvjvcgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=exit+voice+loyalty&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JJwnUeHeJaPx0wHt6YHYCQ&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAA).  In it, Hirschman outlines what he sees as three options available to individuals ensnared in a negative...

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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 (http://www NULL.potosiwisconsin NULL.com/) is known as the state’s “Catfish Capital.”  However, thanks to an innovative and community-led redevelopment project, this town of...

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  • NADO Represented at Rural Public and Intercity Transportation Conference

    Posted on: November 9th, 2012 by Carrie Kissel

    On Wednesday, October 17 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mountainland Association of Governments Planning Director Shawn Seager gave the presentation “Rural Trends and Transportation Issues” at the 20th National Conference on Rural Public and Intercity Bus Transportation.  As a member...

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  • Postal Service Legislative Update

    Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On August 1, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) officially defaulted on a $5.5 billion dollar payment to the U.S. Department of Treasury toward retiree health benefits. The USPS stated the default will not have any immediate effects on the service’s...

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  • House Leaders Pull One-Year Farm Bill Extension from Agenda

    Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    After planning to move a one-year farm bill extension this week that also included drought aid, House Republican leaders changed course and pulled the bill from the floor schedule, signaling that they did not have the 218 votes needed to...

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  • House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill—What’s Next?

    Posted on: July 13th, 2012 by NADO Admin

    On July 12, the House Agriculture Committee advanced a five year farm bill, the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act (FARRM) (H.R. 6083).  The House measure, which was approved by the committee 35 to 11, would amend and extend...

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  • NADO Leaders Brief White House Rural Council

    Posted on: October 28th, 2011 by Jennifer Walsh

    NADO Board Member Joe McKinney, Executive Director of the Land-of-Sky Regional Council (NC) and NADO Executive Director Matthew Chase briefed the White House Rural Council’s Task Force on Quality of Place on October 26.  The presentation focused on an overview...

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  • Rural Transportation Conference

    Posted on: April 6th, 2011 by NADO Admin

    Wednesday, August 24 – Friday, August 26, 2011 Washington, DC Hear updates on timely issues shaping the future of transportation planning and learn successful practices from regional transportation planning peers at the nation’s premier annual event for rural and small...

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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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