At this time of year, we are especially grateful for the opportunity to work with people who are hopeful, inspired, and ready to make a difference in rural communities. We wish you warmest greetings of the season and a joyous new year.


Since 2000 the federal government has helped counties that relied on the timber industry, but that program received no money in the end-of-year spending package Congress just approved.


Join with other community leaders at the Catalyzing Community Prosperity Conference for three days of exciting learning February 3-5, 2015 at the Oregon Garden in Silverton.


Today is #GivingTuesday. Help rural communities thrive and celebrate the spirit of giving.


Only two days left to register for the Northeast Oregon Economic Vitality Summit, Rethinking Local: Live, Invest, Grow, to be held December 10 in La Grande.


October was an encouraging month for Oregon's economy, but rural Oregon's economic problems won't be solved quickly. Business Oregon has been working on a goal to foster growth of industries with potential to deliver family-wage jobs to rural communities and also plant anchor employers in all regions of the state.


The Learn By Doing Grant Workshop is being offered to all nonprofit organizations in Clackamas, Hood, and Marion counties in the Spring of 2015.


This weekend we'll be delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program in Applegate/Jacksonville and Stayton/Sublimity, and we'll be in Eugene for the Conference of Communities.


Application deadlines for Community Grants Program at Oregon Community Foundation have changed.


We're busy delivering the Ford Institute Leadership Program and Facilitation 101 training this weekend throughout Oregon.