Browse by Tag: vibrant rural communities

  • House and Senate Approve Conference Agreement on Water Resources Bill

    Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by NADO Admin

    This week, both the House and Senate approved a conference agreement on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) with near unanimous support (412 to 4 in the House; 91 to 7 in the Senate).  WRDDA is the first...

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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...

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  • NADO Members Receive Make It in America Challenge and Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Grants

    Posted on: October 29th, 2013 by NADO Admin

    On October 22, the U.S. Department of Commerce (http://www NULL.commerce NULL.gov/) announced the 10 winners (http://www NULL.eda NULL.gov/challenges/MakeItInAmerica/winners NULL.htm) of the $20.5 million Make it in America Challenge (http://www NULL.commerce NULL.gov/news/press-releases/2012/09/25/obama-administration-announces-40-million-initiative-challenge-busine). The program’s goal is to accelerate job creation and...

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  • Las Vegas, NM: A Place with a Past (and Future)

    Posted on: January 9th, 2013 by Brett Schwartz

    Hollywood Meets Main Street While most Americans may not have heard of the small town of Las Vegas, New Mexico (http://www NULL.lasvegasnm NULL.gov/), many have traveled there –at least in their imaginations – while watching major Hollywood blockbusters such as...

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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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  • On the Right Track: Guthrie, Kentucky to Showcase its Transportation History

    Posted on: December 10th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    The Crossroads of the South Fifty miles south of Greenville, Kentucky (previously featured here), the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) (http://www NULL.peadd NULL.org/Default NULL.aspx) has been a partner in another transformative small town redevelopment project in Guthrie (http://guthrieky NULL.com/). ...

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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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  • Façades, Festivals, and Footpaths: Greenville, Kentucky’s Downtown Redevelopment

    Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Brett Schwartz

    A Walk Down Main Street Five years ago if you took a stroll down Main Street in Greenville, Kentucky (http://www NULL.tourgreenville NULL.com/) on a Saturday night you would have likely walked on deteriorated sidewalks, peered into vacant storefronts with dilapidated...

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  • Rural Community Spotlight: Lavonia, Georgia

    Posted on: October 10th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. Anticipating explosive growth associated with a new state-of-the-art medical center, Lavonia, Georgia, is working to balance new economic activity with its cultural heritage. By enhancing...

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  • Conserving Treasured Landscapes for Prosperity in Posterity: Sheridan County, Wyoming

    Posted on: August 28th, 2012 by Kathy Nothstine

    This case study was researched and written by Parrish Bergquist, NADO Research Foundation Graduate Fellow. In Sheridan County, Wyoming, residents with widely divergent political views can usually agree on their profound affection for the land. Conservatives and liberals alike appreciate...

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