The Oregon Growth Board, Business Oregon, and the Governor's Office are leading the creation and management of a Rural Entrepreneurship Development initiative.
The deadline to apply for spring 2016 Ford Institute Leadership Program classes has been extended until November 23.
Molalla community leaders build a pedestrian bridge over Bear Creek, offering a safe path across town.
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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.
During the four sessions, participants actively work on elements of grant proposals and practice skills between sessions. Through the program, participants network with other local grant writers and build relationships for future work. They have the opportunity to meet with funders and hear... Learn more
The Ford Institute Leadership Program, designed and delivered by RDI, 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... Learn more