Save the Date for Regards to Rural 2018

Mark your calendar and join us May 19-20, 2018, for Regards to Rural: We Are Better Together.

Interested in Making Your Next Grant Proposal a Success?

Register now for the Learn By Doing - Grant Writing Workshop Series starting June 29 in Independence.

Pasos al Éxito

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

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Mark your calendar for Regards to Rural: We Are Better Together to be held May 19-20, 2018.


The City of Coburg continues to look to the future as dozens of community members participate in the process to create a 20-year Community Vision.


On June 15, network with others in the business community and reflect on the program's findings, success, and next steps.

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Watch our video to discover how RDI’s programs and services strengthen rural communities by developing leaders and moving communities to action towards economic vitality. 

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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
Are you ready to take responsibility for the economic health and future of your town? Rural Economic Vitality Roadmaps will take your community through a three-part process to create an action-oriented roadmap to economic success. We believe big things happen in small places when communities... Learn more