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.

economic development, growth

Upcoming Events

2014 NREDA Annual Conference
The Wyndham Cleveland Hotel
Cleveland, OH
July 23-25, 2014


September President's Brief
Using the Tools in our Toolbox - The 2014 NREDA held in Cleveland in July is almost two months behind us. If you're like me you returned to work the next Monday inspired by the sessions you attended, new people you met and the speakers who shared their insights. I remain struck by the great information shared at the conference. We learned about broadband deployment, conserving water resources, using community foundations for growth, attracting manufacturing jobs, downtown redevelopment, using technology in your economic develo...



  • 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