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Come to the next Rural Skill Builder on Sept. 30 in Pendleton, OR, and learn to be bold, be courageous, and be a savvy leader in complex situations. Don't miss this opportunity to gain new skills and network with other rural leaders in your region.


In early September, 30 economic development practitioners from across the rural West participated in RDI's Business Retention & Expansion Summit.


RDI has been serving rural communities for 25 years, we’re committed to helping rural communities thrive for the next 25.

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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