What we do

What is RDP?

RDP is a Community Development Entity (CDE) with a mission to Revitalize Rural America through partnerships with communities, businesses, and government. 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 2018, RDP has won eight NMTC awards from the U.S. Treasury totaling $541.7 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 more than 30 businesses and communities across the nation restore vitality through projects that provide impact, momentum and hope. View our impact

RDP seeks to serve and partner with businesses, non-profit organizations, communities and government entities that share its mission to increase access to quality jobs, job training, healthy food, financing, education, essential services and amenities within distressed rural communities. Business models that align well with RDP's revitalization mission include manufacturing, distribution and processing businesses, as well as organizations that serve rural food deserts with fresh and healthy foods. 

Please explore the WhoWhy, What, How and Impact areas of the website to learn how RDP lives out its mission to Revitalize Rural America.