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

2018 NREDA Annual Conference
November 7-9, 2018
3331st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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Apply for a NREDA Scholarship to Continue Your Professional Development

Recognizing the importance of education and training, especially to new economic developers, National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) offers a number of scholarship opportunities to its members. The maximum scholarship available is $750 per event. The lifetime maximum amount of scholarship funds available to any one member is an aggregate of $1,500. There are two application periods based on when the educational event is being held and the availability of funds - January 1 thru June 30 and July 1 to December 31.

Funding priority will be ...

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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