Rural Hot Topics

Register now for our Hot Topics webinars which help you build on the economic vitality of your rural community.

Pasos al Éxito

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

Economic Vitality Summits

Economic Vitality Summits focus on empowering rural economies and investing locally in the future of our communities.

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Join us today, November 29, to give back to the rural communities in which we live, work, and play.

RDI’s Pasos al Éxito program gave Yara Santos the knowledge and resources to open a specialty cake business, Yara’s Cakes, a sweet spot in Central Oregon.

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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