Lifting All Boats in Northwest Oregon

Successful WealthWorks efforts to develop the small-scale seafood value chain in Garibaldi and Tillamook County, Oregon.

Pasos al Éxito

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

RDI Again Named a 100 Best Nonprofit

We are honored to have ranked in Oregon Business Magazine's "100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon."

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has funded the Rural Leadership Pathways Learning Initiative, an effort to inventory different ways leaders are being developed in rural places. You're invited to share your efforts.


We're hiring a program manager to deliver RDI’s renowned rural leadership development curriculum and economic vitality services throughout the Pacific Northwest, with a focus on Washington state.

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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