Hot Topics

Our Hot Topics webinars help you build on the economic vitality of your rural community.

Pasos al Éxito

Pasos al Éxito builds the entrepreneurial capacity of rural Latino community members.

25 Years of Helping Rural Communities Thrive

July marks RDI’s 25th anniversary of helping rural communities thrive.

Latest News


The economic landscape makes the most tangible shift when rural people move collectively to action, and this is the work that RDI has been focusing on these past 25 years.


The RDI Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Heidi Khokhar as our next Executive Director.


Oregon's Bay Area Community Leadership Cohort members celebrated their graduation with paint, rollers, measuring tape, and ladders as they finished improvements at Powers Elementary School.

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Watch our video to discover how RDI’s programs and services strengthen rural communities by developing leaders and moving communities to action towards economic vitality. 

Our Projects

With the help of RDI, the Illinois Valley embarked upon a Community Visioning and Strategic Planning process. The Community Strategic Planning process is intended to accomplish the following: Bring the community together, giving voice to all, and creating more community self-awareness and... Learn more
Are you interested in implementing a long-term economic development strategy in your community? We are here to help. The key to business vitality is having a strong, locally-owned business base that has the capacity to endure and grow in today’s rapidly changing economy. While every rural business... Learn more