You’re Invited to RDI’s Business Retention & Expansion Summit

Join with other rural community leaders and economic development practitioners at the September 6-7 summit.

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.

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News


Oregon Business magazine has named the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon, and RDI is honored to rank among them again this year.


Is your community interested in learning how your town or region fares economically? Contact us today.


Register now for the Rural Skill Builder event on September 30 in Pendleton to revitalize your community-building efforts, gain new skills, share your work, and connect with other rural leaders and community builders.

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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. 

Our Projects

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