Apply Now for the Skamania County Rural Community Leadership Program

We believe that anyone has the opportunity to grow the skills to be a leader, including you! Apply by Jan. 20.

Pasos al Éxito

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

25 Years of Helping Rural Communities Thrive

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

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Committees that have formed as a result of the Rural Economic Vitality Roadmap program are dedicated to beautifying downtown and promoting the area's parks.


Registration is now open for the Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop Series starting in March and open to nonprofit organizations in Lane, Benton, and Linn Counties.


RDI's Mary Bosch and Dan Varcoe were in Ontario this past week to work with the community as they create an action-oriented roadmap to economic success.

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 embarked 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