Rural Resources

RDI is growing a collection of important information and tools to help rural communities thrive. Looking for a specific resource? Browse the list below to discover organizations, tools, programs, and more.

Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians.


Land Link connects new and retiring farmers for farm transitions that benefit everyone involved.


This guidebook and readiness assessment tool were developed by the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD) to help communities assess their business and community development capacity and to identify next steps in achieving their development goals.


FoodHub gathers professional food buyers, wholesale producers, distributors and industry suppliers in one dynamic community.

Lakeview, OR

Lake County Resources Initiative (LCRI) aims to bring Lake County, Oregon both economic and environmental prosperity.

Oregon Economic Development Districts provide a cohesive network for delivery of economic development services on a regional basis to create healthy and sustainable communities and businesses.

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network provides advising, training, online courses, and resources for businesses throughout the state.

Portland, OR

Oregon Solutions develops sustainable solutions to community-based problems that support economic, environmental, and community objectives.


The mission of the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions.


The Rural Communities Explorer provides public, online access to social, demographic, economic, and environmental information about Oregon's and Siskiyou County, California's rural counties and places.