Regards to Rural 2015

Save the date to join us in beautiful central Oregon to renew your energy, share practices, and spark innovative ideas for strengthening your rural community.

WealthWorks Northwest

WealthWorks improves rural livelihoods with an innovative approach to economic development that creates lasting wealth in rural communities.

Combined Federal Campaign

RDI is a proud participant in the Combined Federal Campaign.

Latest News


October was an encouraging month for Oregon's economy, but rural Oregon's economic problems won't be solved quickly. Business Oregon has been working on a goal to foster growth of industries with potential to deliver family-wage jobs to rural communities and also plant anchor employers in all regions of the state.


The Learn By Doing Grant Workshop is being offered to all nonprofit organizations in Clackamas, Hood, and Marion counties in the Spring of 2015.


This weekend we'll be delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in Applegate/Jacksonville and Stayton/Sublimity, and we'll be in Eugene for the Conference of Communities.

Let Us Help Your Community

Watch our video to discover how RDI builds leadership networks and communities, helping people realize the potential for success and vitality where they live. 

Our Projects

Pasos al Éxito provides financial and entrepreneurial skills and resources to rural Latinos. A two-year microenterprise development program, Pasos al Éxito builds the entrepreneurial capacity of rural Latino community participants in three ways: training in basic personal and business finance,... Learn more

The Ford Institute Leadership Program serves rural communities in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California, through a five-year series of training programs based on the belief that vital rural communities develop from a broad base of knowledgeable, skilled, and motivated leaders, a diversity of... Learn more