What we do  

The community development field works to improve the future of places for the people who live and work there. NACEDA works to develop a stronger, more unified community development field.

NACEDA advances community prosperity through four primary activities:

1) Building capacity of our member associations acting at the state and regional levels.

2) Advocating for public policies and resources aimed at improving the lives of those living in low and moderate-income places.

3) Convening organizations within the community economic development sector to share resources, solve challenges, and support each others' strengths.

4) Partnering with other sectors of the economy such as the arts and healthcare that have an interest in utilizing community development strategies for improving the lives and low and moderate-income people and places.

Take a look at our 2015-2017 Strategic Plan to learn about NACEDA's focus areas for the next few years.