Welcome to Our Economic Development Portal

The National Rural Economic Developers Association is a member organization dedicated to the advancement of rural economic development through providing education and networking opportunities.

NREDA is the leading professional development resource for rural America.

  • To promote the exchange of ideas and information between association members.
  • To provide members educational opportunities to encourage professional advancement.
  • To further the movement of growing and revitalizing rural America through economic enhancement.

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Upcoming Events

NREDA Webinar Series
USDA Business and Industry Loan Guarantee
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 (12:00 noon CT)

2016 NREDA Annual Conference
November 2 - 4, 2016
The Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
Charleston, SC
**NOTE: Change from July to November dates


Janet Ady to Present Two Sessions at Annual Conference
Mark your calendars for November 2-4, 2016 for NREDA's 27th Annual Conference!

Are you familiar with Ady Advantage?
Janet Ady, President of Ady Advantage, is presenting two sessions at the NREDA's Annual Conference.

Economic Development Fundamentals - Preconference Session
The lack of capacity and preparation are two of the largest barriers to economic success. Janet will provide tips and tricks that can help EDOs determine the...



  • Now More Than Ever - an overview about why rural economic development is so important and why NREDA is such a key vehicle to help.
  • Raising Hope - building communities that young people want to stay in or return to - to keep the talent in rural America.
  • Show Me the Money - the exploration of the financing programs to spur and fund growth in rural areas. (REDL&G)

More videos on the NREDA Video Channel.

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