25 Years of Helping Rural Communities Thrive

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

Rural Community Leader's Toolbox

Is your community ready to work together and move forward with its priorities? Our customizable workshops can help.

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News

07/18/16

Save the date for the Creswell Economic Vitality Summit, Homegrown Prosperity: Building a Better Creswell, to be held September 24.

06/30/16

RDI is recruiting for the position of Executive Director to strategically manage and grow our organization.

06/20/16

The Rural Benton County leadership program cohort held a Family Fun and Fitness Fair in Philomath, with a focus on the health of individuals, families, and communities.

Let Us Help Your Community

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 is embarking 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