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    Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Know Your Region project explores regional and local approaches to economic innovation and competitiveness across the United States.

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    Funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Know Your Region project explores regional and local approaches to economic innovation and competitiveness across the United States.

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    Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network Report: Learn about work being done by an EDA designated University Center, Economic Development Districts and other partners to increase the number of globally competitive products and services produced in Kansas’s rural communities.

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    Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network Report: Learn about work being done by an EDA designated University Center, Economic Development Districts and other partners to increase the number of globally competitive products and services produced in Kansas’s rural communities.

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    Statewide Approaches to Regional Development: This presentation outlines national trends, innovations, and model practices of state associations of regional councils, including case studies of exemplary practices and projects in Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Maine, New Mexico, and Texas.

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    Statewide Approaches to Regional Development: This presentation outlines national trends, innovations, and model practices of state associations of regional councils, including case studies of exemplary practices and projects in Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Maine, New Mexico, and Texas.

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Featured Publications

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Revving the Economic Engine: South Carolina’s Auto Cluster

The NADO Research Foundation has released the new report Revving the Economic Engine: South Carolina’s Auto Cluster (PDF).  Over the last 30 years, South Carolina has developed a flourishing, globally competitive automotive and ground transportation cluster which is a major engine of economic growth in the state.  While the impact of the auto and ground … [Read More...]

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Alabama Statewide Consolidated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies: Planning for the Future

The NADO Research Foundation's report "Alabama Statewide Consolidated Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies:  Planning for the Future" addresses the role that Regional Development Organizations (RDOs) – in this case, Regional Councils – played in the Alabama statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) process and explores … [Read More...]

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Aligning Strategies to Maximize Impact: Case Studies on Transportation and Economic Development

This report, written by the NADO Research Foundation, features 10 case studies from 11 states where regional planning and economic development organizations are taking steps to coordinate planning processes and investment strategies, partner with new entities to improve outreach and and implementation, document progress through metrics, and communicate … [Read More...]