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

10/28/14

Participants of the second cohort of the Silverton/Mt. Angel Ford Institute Leadership Program celebrate graduation and the completion of their project.

10/23/14

We are hiring a full-time Program Support Specialist to work in our Eugene office.

10/23/14

On behalf of the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) commitment to strengthening rural economies, USDA Rural Development Oregon State Director Vicki Walker announced new data highlighting USDA investments in rural Oregon.

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