Around 150 community members gathered on Friday to hear a wide-ranging talk about what rural communities can do to grow their economic base.


From the meeting room to the treetops, RDI’s board and staff gathered together for a day of work followed by a day of team building activities high up in the trees.


The second cohort of Estacada's Ford Institute Leadership Program is launching a community project to improve lighting for the historic Estacada Auditorium.


RDI is excited to announce that six groups from around the state of Oregon have been awarded a WealthWorks Northwest Exploration grant.


Klamath Falls Ford Institute Leadership Program cohort 3 will reveal its community project, one that will enhance downtown Klamath Falls and help promote a healthy community, at a roll out party on Wednesday.


Recruitment is now open for fall 2014 Ford Institute Leadership Program classes!


Pasos al Éxito Starting Your Business at Home, a small business management course, will be starting in Milton-Freewater in August.


RDI’s Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop is open for registration in La Pine and Coos Bay. Register now. Classes are filling up fast!


Exciting news! RDI has been awarded a $199,000 grant from M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to hire a Director of REV Services and further develop our Rural Economic Vitality area of service.


Take a peek at Dallas/Falls City Ford Institute Leadership Program participants as they work on the Gantt chart for their class project.