Western Nevada Development District: Using SET to Achieve CEDS

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) was the motivating force in the introduction of USDA Rural Development’s Stronger Economies Together (SET) program in Nevada. In particular, WNDD used the SET process to strengthen the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for its eight-county region. Combined SET/CEDS Development includes training focusing on the definition of economic development, the creation of a vision statement, best practices for nearby regions, alignment with the governor’s economic development strategy, and networking opportunities. Coordinating the SET Regional Blueprint with the CEDS enhances opportunities for regional collaboration and capacity building. WNDD worked closely with the Nevada Rural Development Council as co-project manager.

Ron Radil, Executive Director: [email protected]

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