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

2015 NREDA Annual Conference
July 15-17, 2015
Denver, CO 80203

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

RECENT NEWS

Grassroots Advocacy Committee Announces NREDA Legislative Interests
The Grassroots Advocacy Committee is responsible for monitoring federal legislation that may have an impact on economic development in rural America. The Committee keeps the Board apprised of this legislation and has developed an issues paper that defines key areas of recognition or support for rural development.

Areas include USDA's grant and loan funding thru REDLG, transportation infrastructure, workforce innovation, EPA's regulation around "Waters of the U.S.", threatened and endangered species act, broadband infrastructure and Greenhouse Gas Guidance and...

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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