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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.

Latest News


RDI's Pasos al Éxito Program Manager, Kristine Mier, will be presenting on an Aspen Institute webinar.


Tillamook Bay Seafoods has been awarded a $20,000 WealthWorks grant from RDI to support its business expansion.


The Western Washington County leadership cohort hosted Fiesta in the Park, an event to celebrate and bring the community together.

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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