Click Here to Register for the 2023 Annual Conference


On behalf of the National Rural Economic Developers Association, we cordially invite you to join us at the 2023 NREDA Annual Conference. Our theme for this year’s conference is, “Navigating the Changing Tides.

The annual conference committee has worked diligently to create an agenda offering opportunities for you to hear about and discuss successes and lessons learned on a variety of topics including workforce, housing, broadband, site selection, placemaking, entrepreneurship and more. We are also excited that we will once again be offering the mobile classrooms for a chance to see some unique projects and businesses in person.

There will be extra networking opportunities this year with a golf outing on Tuesday afternoon. Myrtle Beach is a beautiful location with a variety of fun activities to enjoy if you plan to come early or stay late, look for the options on the new conference app that will be available.

We look forward to seeing you in Myrtle Beach in November!

Brittany Dickey, VP Business Development,
Corn Belt Power Cooperative
2023 NREDA Annual Conference Chair



Carrie Barnes

Tucker Billman

Beth Bilyeu

Jeff Black

James Chavez

Ford Graham

Horton Hobbs

John Longshore

Jim Lovinggood

Michaela Martin

Bruce Nuzum

Gary Person

Molly Pyle

Araina Reaves

Jenny Robbins

Mike Scheib

Anna Walker

Jeff Wilson




Thank You to our 2023 Annual Conference Sponsors

Iowa Area Development Group | Associated Electric Copperative, Inc. |
Central Iowa Power Cooperative | Northwest Iowa Power Cooperative | Northeast Power |

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation | South Carolina Power Team |
Wabash Valley Power Association | Central Alabama Electric Cooperative

Golden Shovel Agency | Hoosier Energy REC, Inc. | Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives |
North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives | Ohio's Electric Cooperatives |

Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Corn Belt Power Cooperative | Jackson Electric Membership Corporation |
NextEra Energy, Inc.| NRECA and Touchstone Energy Cooperatives |

Great River Energy

East River Electric Power Cooperative | Economic Alliance Snohomish County |
Georgia Electric Membership Corporation| Nebraska Public Power District |
National Rural Telecommunications CooperativePedernales Electric Cooperative, Inc. |
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation |

Agracel | Global Location Strategies | Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc.|

Coweta-Fayette EMC | Horry Electric Cooperative, Inc. | NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association

Berkeley Electric Cooperative | Consolidated Electric Co-op |
Dakota Electric Association| Don Schjeldahl Group |
Guadalupe Valley Electric Co-op | Midwest Energy, Inc.| Nex-Tech |
North Eastern Strategic Alliance |
Sunflower Electric Power Corporation |
Union County-Marysville Economic Development  |
wKREDA (western Kansas Economic Development Alliance)



 Conference Location, Hotel, and Parking Information

This year’s Annual Conference will be held at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577.

The Sheraton Myrtle Beach is nestled in downtown Myrtle Beach, two blocks from the scenic boardwalk.  The venue offers comfort and modern touches like TVs with premium movie channels and floor-to-ceiling windows in the accommodations. Enjoy additional amenities such as a full-service restaurant, lobby bar, fitness center, and sundeck.  The ballroom and meeting spaces are equipped with up-to-date technology and fast, reliable connectivity to ensure an excellent conference experience. 

Hotel Reservations:  You may reserve your hotel room at the Sheraton now through October 4, 2023 by clicking HEREBe sure to reserve early to receive the discounted rate of $129 per night.  Reservations at the discounted rate are available for the nights of November 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 

Parking:  Onsite parking is available at an additional charge - $8 per vehicle per day for overnight guests.