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The National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
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Rural Transport, Governance, Social Development
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Regional Approaches to Sustainable Development : Linking Economic, Transportation, and Environmental Infrastructure in Rural and Small Metropolitan America

Regional development organizations (RDOs) working in all types of communities across the United States are designing and implementing strategies to create stronger, more dynamic, more resilient regional economies that are based on quality of place. By bringing together diverse stakeholders, conducting robust data collection, seeking regional consensus, and strategizing rural-urban linkages, RDOs are uniquely positioned to approach sustainable development from a holistic viewpoint. This holistic viewpoint enables regions to collaborate on long-term visions for regional growth and undertake strategic planning and decision-making about key investments.