Tag Archives: National Association of Development Organizations

Access vs. Isolation: Preserving Rail Connectivity

As regional economies change over time, the demand for transportation facilities and services also evolves. This free webinar from the NADO Research Foundation will look at transportation impacts of the decline of coal production in Appalachia as an example to frame the issue of rail preservation for attendees from across in the nation, as well as within the Appalachian region. NADO will apply to offer 1 AICP CM credit for attending the webinar. Register now... Read more

Better Planning Through Better Data: A Closer Look at the StatsAmerica Innovation Index 2.0

​Join the NADO Research Foundation and the Indiana Business Research Center (IBRC) for a free webinar that will take a closer look at the Innovation Index 2.0, a new web index from StatsAmerica funded with support from the US Economic Development Administration. The Innovation Index 2.0 is a free web resource that can give economic development practitioners and regional leaders the ability to assess their region’s economic strengths and challenges and also provide valuable data that can utilized when writing... Read more

Planning for Transportation Together: Collaborating to Address Transportation and Economic Resilience

Across the nation, state agencies and regional planning and development organizations are working together and with other partners to create jobs, improve access to employment, education, and essential services, and to advance quality of life in communities and regions. This report from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) presents case studies that demonstrate how state agencies and regional planning and development organizations are working together on deliberate interventions to produce tangible benefits that are specific to the context, are... Read more

NADO Annual Training Conference , Oct. 15-18

Join your peers from around the country for the 2016 NADO Annual Training Conference. Sessions will cover a variety of topics including CEDS planning and implementation, supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses, workforce development initiatives, community outreach and engagement strategies, new trends in economic development, and more. October 15 – 18 in San Antonio, Texas. Learn more and register... Read more

Advancing Collaborative Planning: Summary of a National Focus Group on Transportation and Economic Development

The NADO Research Foundation held a focus group on the link between transportation and economic development, and how state departments of transportation and regional planning and development organizations can work together to better plan for those issues in an integrated way. This new report explores how the participants’ definition of economic development can be applied in transportation planning, and documents the themes of the focus group discussion, including economic development impacts, resilience, and state department of transportation (DOT) and regional... Read more