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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

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


Conference General Session Update
Bill Fruth, President of Policom Corp. will share "Why some rural communities are economic dynamos."Get Yourself Ready to Run an Economic Development Program That Matters! From a review of the strongest rural economies in the United States, Florida economist William H. Fruth will provide a fast paced, entertaining, and thought provoking summary of why some rural areas have enjoyed quality economic growth over the last ten years. Additionally, he will teach a lesson on how local economie...



  • 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)

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