Welcome to Our Economic Development Portal

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

Vision:
NREDA is the leading professional development resource for rural America.

Purpose:
  • 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.

economic development, growth

Upcoming Events

NREDA Webinar Series
Rural Youth and Technology: Where Are They Now? 
Thursday, June 9, 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

RECENT NEWS

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Why NREDA?

  • 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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WHERE ARE NREDA MEMBERS LOCATED

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NREDA | 1255 SW Prairie Trail Parkway | Ankeny, IA 50023 | Phone: (515) 284-1421 | Fax: (515) 334-1174