Dear NARC Members and Friends: On behalf of the NARC Board of Directors, Happy New Year! NARC accomplished many things in 2013, and I anticipate that 2014 will be even better. During the past year, we developed and advocated for comprehensive policy positions in transportation, workforce, energy, older Americans, funding and finance. In the coming year, NARC will […]
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NARC and American University Publish Report on Federal Programs’ Regional Value and Return on Investment
In fall 2012, NARC enlisted the assistance of American University graduate students to collect and evaluate 30 years of federal budget data for six federal programs: the Workforce Investment Act, Federal Highway Administration, Economic Development Administration, Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Administration of Aging, and the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds. This […]
NARC Releases Economic Competitiveness Planning Report: In partnership with the McKnight Foundation, the Metropolitan Council (Minneapolis, MN) and MZ Strategies, LLC, NARC released Planning for Regional Competitiveness: For Regional Economic Partners in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Metropolitan Area. Thirty peer regions were surveyed providing a status assessment of current regional economic competitiveness and equity planning efforts nationwide. […]
Since 2011, NARC has been providing detailed, user-friendly information on the national debt, budget cuts and related issues. To continue this effort, we welcome you to use this federal budget sequestration PowerPoint to educate local elected and appointed Board members, staff, stakeholders and citizens involved in the regional planning process on what sequestration is, what […]
Supporting local governments across the country, the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) yesterday joined 59 other organizations in urging the U.S. Senate to maintain the tax-exempt status of municipal bonds which local and state governments use to build America’s schools, hospitals, roads, bridges, airports, public transit, water systems and other essential public infrastructure. In a […]