In recent months, the National Association of Development Organization (NADO) has partnered with EDA through the Know Your Region project (www.knowyourregion.org) to offer statewide technical assistance training and workshops, a series of webinars, and special reports. During NADO’s annual training conference (October 13-16 in Las Vegas), they’ll be offering a special two-day workshop on the concepts of CEDS 2.0 (October 13-14). We will also be releasing a series of new reports on performance metrics, regional case studies, and lessons learned from Alabama’s statewide CEDS process.
Review some of the current noteworthy models and examples of EDA-funded CEDS and other related regional economic development strategies as linked below. Many of these examples are highlighted in the NADO EDA Know Your Region presentation at http://www.nado.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/edaphil2012.pdf
NADO CEDS Presentation at EDA Philadelphia regional conference
Northern Forrest Regional Strategy
Northland Works Partnership
Pioneer Valley Regional Council – CEDS Executive Summary
Puget Sound Regional Council’s Prosperity Partnership Executive Summary
Purchase Area Development District
Rockford EDC (IL) CEDS – Read the sections on performance metrics
Southern Tier New York Regional CEDS – Format is modern and clean
Southern Tier Open for Business – Sample of statewide data template
Share your ideas on how NADO and its membership can foster the development and implementation of more effective CEDS. Within the next few weeks, we will be launching a new Sharepoint features on the NADO website at www.nado.org for our members to share documents, post thoughts, and connect.