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Tri-County Collaboration

Last week RDI facilitated a joint work session between the City Council in Junction City and the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce to strengthen collaboration and identify opportunities. Here's a look at their session:

Happy Spring from the Ford Institute Partner Retreat

Members of RDI's Leadership Team and staff along with partners, The Ford Institute, Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Oregon State University Extension Service, and Human Systems LLC, tour Willamette Valley Fruit Co. as part of this week's Ford Institute Partner Retreat. The Willamette Valley Fruit Co. is a berry processor and pie, jam, and syrup maker and is a great driver for the local economy.


You’re Invited: WealthWorks NW Regional Workshops

WealthWorks connects community assets to market demand to build lasting livelihoods. Register for a WealthWorks Northwest Regional Opportunity Workshop near you and help create wealth in your rural community! Rural Development Initiatives is pleased to introduce this unique approach to rural wealth creation in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest with a series of Regional Opportunity Workshops. The WealthWorks approach intentionally focuses on creating more value rooted in local people, places, and businesses. These workshops will introduce opportunities to apply for up to three years of implementation support and REAL capital in selected regions to get projects moving.

WealthWorks Northwest Regional Opportunity Workshops are being offered in Ontario, Bend, Roseburg, and Lincoln City, Oregon starting in April. Contact Alexa Carey at acarey@rdiinc.org for more information. Click here to register.

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