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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

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


The Importance of Demonstrating the Impacts of Rural Business Programs
By Bruce Nuzum, 2018 NREDA Presdient

I am sure you know by now that Trump's proposed Federal budget for 2019 has once again drastically cut or zeroed out most, if not all, of the business assistance programs that we rely on in rural America—including funding for everything from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to USDA Rural Development. While coverage in the press has indicated that neither Republicans or Democrats are in agreement with the assumptions in the budget or...



  • 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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