PADD Receives National Association of Development Organizations 2015 Innovation Award

​​WASHINGTON, DC – The Pennyrile Area Development District, based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky received a 2015 Innovation Award from the National Association of Development Organizations (NADO) Research Foundation for the Pennyrile Entrepreneur Network.

The Pennyrile Entrepreneur Network is an organized effort to recognize and promote entrepreneurial success in order to develop an entrepreneurial culture in the Pennyrile region of Western Kentucky. The creation of strong partnerships and networks with multiple Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations region-wide has led to an increased awareness of entrepreneurial opportunities.

​NADO is a Washington, DC-based association that promotes programs and policies that strengthen local governments, communities, and economies through regional cooperation, program delivery, and comprehensive strategies. The association’s Innovation Awards program recognizes regional development organizations and partnering organizations for improving the economic and community competitiveness of our nation’s regions and local communities. Award-winning projects were honored during NADO’s 2015 Annual Training Conference, held October 24-27 in New Orleans, LA.

“For nearly 30 years, NADO’s Innovation Award has provided regional development organizations the opportunity to be recognized for their hard work and dedication to promoting economic development in rural and small metropolitan communities across the country. Building on the unique strengths and challenges of each region and community, award recipients continue to promote sustainable economic growth not only now, but for many years to come. And I am pleased to announce that this year over 100 regional development organizations were selected to receive NADO’s 2015 Innovation Award,” said NADO 2014-2015 Board President Terry Bobrowski, Executive Director of the East Tennessee
Development District in Alcoa, TN.

For more information about the award-winning project, contact Amy Frogue at the Pennyrile Area Development District at (270) 886-9484.

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