NREDA offers focus on rural economic development like no other organization. It is a great resource for economic developers.

 Rand Fisher, Iowa Area Development Group

Member Benefits

NREDA's approximately 240 individual members are a virtual Who's Who of electric and telephone cooperatives, local economic development organizations, associations and government leaders. Members take pride in their willingness to share expertise and information with peers.

News Brief Newsletter

Members receive a bi-monthly electronic newsletter that brings a wealth of information about issues, events, and resources to help them do their jobs.

Annual Meeting & Conference

Attend the national conference that offers insightful speakers, education sessions, face-to-face access to federal officials, networking opportunities, and fun.

Educational Opportunities

Webinars and professional development seminar on topics of interest to economic developers make learning and accessibility easy.

Membership Directory

Members utilize the online directory with listings of NREDA member contact information cross-referenced by state, organization, and areas of expertise.


Announcements, secure Members Only section with member search feature by members/state/expertise, current issues and events, links to industry-related websites, job postings, and archived copies of the newsletter.

Rural Focus

No other organization matches NREDA's focus on rural economic development, needs examination, resources identification, and communication of what works.

Personal and Professional Development

Leadership, participation, and recognition opportunities on committees, at the Annual Meeting, and on the Board of Directors.

Membership Mentoring

NREDA has a program called ED411 to match members with seasoned professionals in specific areas of expertise.

Individual or Group Dues

Annual membership dues per individual are only $395, or an event better deal is the "quantity" membership for two or more individuals from the same organization for $325 each.

  • NREDA has an introductory rate of $250 for the first year of membership.
  • A group rate is available for defined regional organizations of several members from separate development organizations. Contact for specifics.


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