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NADO: Building Resiliency in Small Town America


The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) is a membership association of nearly 400 regional development organizations (RDOs), a term used to describe multi‐jurisdictional, public‐based regional planning and development organizations. Most NADO members hail from small metropolitan and rural regions. RDOs improve quality of life by promoting economic and community development through place-based strategies in the areas of housing, transportation, infrastructure, main street redevelopment, workforce development, entrepreneurship, disaster resilience and other sectors. RDOs are typically governed by a policy board consisting