Embracing Our Treasure

Save the date! Regards to Rural and the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference are coming together for one big event in Ontario on June 17.

WealthWorks Northwest

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

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News


Registration is now open for the 2016 Farmworker Housing Conference.


RDI is hiring a Bilingual Senior Program Specialist for our Eugene office.


This weekend we're delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program, a training geared toward helping communities develop diverse, resourceful, and motivated ‪‎leaders‬.

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... 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... Learn more