Reaching Our Full Potential

By Garry Clark, NREDA President-Elect



“The National Rural Economic Development Association (NREDA), denounces any discriminatory practices, racist acts or inequality. Our mission as an organization has been the complete advancement of rural economic development through education and networking. It is clear that the demographics of sustainable rural life, include a very rich diversity of people, industries, and opportunities. We cherish this as rural Americans.

As we battle the struggles of Covid-19, it has become clear that our essential workforce and heroes in rural places include a deep mix of all walks of an inclusive demographic life. As a national organization, NREDA believes in “the American Dream” for all Americans, regardless of color or creed. In order for us to reach our full potential as rural Americans, we must live together, build together, work together and grow together.”