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

2017 NREDA Annual Conference
November 1-3, 2017
205 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX, 78205


Bylaws Changes and Member Incentive Program

NREDA Members:  In February of 2015, the NREDA board initiated a pilot program to increase NREDA's membership which targets regional economic development groups.  This goal of this "limited affiliate" membership is to give regional economic development groups exposure to NREDA and the ability to participate in our events.  The board expects that once people see the value of NREDA, we will be able to convert them to full members of our organization.  
The pilot program has be...



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