Our Publications

Community Economic Development & Healthcare Playbook
NACEDA and Build Healthy Places Network, 2021
This playbook showcases strategies that create training opportunities, living-wage jobs, support local entrepreneurs, improve access to healthy food, and leverage assets from health institutions.

2020 NACEDA Family Portrait
NACEDA, 2020
Annual report of state and regional community development associations in the NACEDA network ― their budgets, priorities, cross-sector partnerships, advocacy, and member services.

The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Urban and Regional Studies, April 2019
NACEDA Executive Director Frank Woodruff and scholar Gregory D. Squires co-author this piece on the recent emergence of "reverse redlining" as a major U.S. problem.

State Policy to Support Creative Placemaking
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - Community Development Innovation Review, November 2019
Co-authored by NACEDA Executive Director Frank Woodruff and Membership Director Jeremy Brownlee with Kelly Barsdate and Ryan Stubbs of the National Assembly of State Art Agencies 

Talking Values: Soulful Conversations within Community Economic Development
A series of essays and responses to provoke and prompt discussion in five topic areas including Organizing, Scale & Accountability, Racial Equity, Identity, and Emerging Leaders.

Historical Publications

Community Benefit and CRA
NACEDA and Community Catalyst, 2016
A Side-By-Side Comparison of Nonprofit Hospital and Bank Regulation.

Financial Empowerment in a Thriving Community Development Network
NACEDA, 2015
Report discussing ideas and inspiration from a descriptive assessment of NACEDA members' financial empowerment and asset building activities

State and Local Affordable Housing/Community Development Associations: A 2014 Family Portrait
NACEDA, 2014
Census of NACEDA member associations, including governance, budget, membership, online presence, programs, and the future.

Rising Above: Community Economic Development in a Changing Landscape
NACEDA, June 2010
Report measures the quantitative achievements of community-based development organizations.