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Join us in May to discuss rural priorities and challenges, explore innovative economic models, and obtain tools to make change in your community.

Learn to Be Bold, Be Courageous, & Be a Leader

Gain the tools needed to be an effective leader at the April 7 Rural Skill Builder in Hood River.

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News


An initiative aimed at improving the livelihoods of small fishing businesses in Oregon’s North Coast region is continuing to move forward with two exciting new partnerships: one with Ecotrust and the other with MIT’s Sloan School of Management.


RDI is hosting a Rural Skill Builder training in Hood River, OR, on April 7, for rural leaders and community builders from across the region.


We would like to thank our past Board Chair, Melissa Cribbins, as she retires from the RDI board of directors.

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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