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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

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


Session Recap: Where The Money Is In The Rural Economy
Florida economist, William (Bill) H. Fruth, President of Policom Corporation, shared an enlightening and thought-provoking general session reviewing how the local economy works. He shared a summary of why some rural areas have enjoyed quality economic growth over the last ten years by reviewing economics and impacts of import and export industries, the characteristics of primary employers, and comparing past, current and future economic trending data of metropolitan and micropolitan areas over the past 30 years. He also discussed job growth rates since 1950 and the challenges before us...



  • 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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