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The National Rural Economic Developers Association (NREDA) is an individual-member, professional organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of rural development, the development of member proficiency, and achievement of social and human service objectives in rural areas.

NREDA's Response Efforts to COVID-19 | Peer to Peer Support

Join us for NREDA’s Virtual Conference

November 4-6, 2020

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Our main focus for the 2020 NREDA Annual Conference is YOU: 

  • Your time is valuable. The time-zone friendly schedule includes reduced sessions so you don’t have to take an entire day out of the office.
  • High-quality education is priority. The conference includes the same high-quality education you receive at live NREDA conferences.
  • Cost is a thing. Let’s face it, COVID hit hard in so many ways! The pocket-book is just one of them. The conference price reduces a barrier for attending and you don’t have to budget for travel and hotel!
  • Networking is a must. NREDA is offering networking that helps you connect, or reconnect, with like-minded peers. It’s also offering the same great rate to nonmembers in an effort to extend NREDA’s reach even further!

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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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