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

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


President's Conference Brief
NREDA's Denver Meeting A Huge Success!

There are many ways to measure the success of an event. By almost every metric the 2015 NREDA Annual Conference held July 15 -17th in Denver was a huge success!

Let me start with thanking every one of the well over 100 members and guests who joined us. It was especially pleasing to get to meet and know so many enthusiastic new NREDA members. Over one-third of the folks gathered were first time attendees. This is probably not surp...



  • 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