What we do

What is RDP?

As a CDE with a national service area, RDP is eligible to apply for an annual allocation of Federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs). From 2004 through 2023, RDP has won twelve NMTC awards from the U.S. Treasury totaling $751.7 million. RDP works to combine NMTCs with bank loans and tax credit investor funds to create more favorable financing solutions than are available through conventional lending and investing. To date, RDP has used NMTC financing to help 50 businesses and nonprofits across the nation complete projects that provide access to quality jobs and healthy foods. View our Impact

RDP seeks to serve and partner with businesses, non-profit organizations, communities, and government entities that share its mission to build public-private partnerships for catalytic job growth in rural America.

To learn more about partnering with RDP, check out the RDP Lead Guide.