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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.

Pasos al Éxito

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

Interested in Leading Your Community to Economic Vitality?

If your community is interested in learning how it fares economically, contact us to learn more about our free State of Rural Conversation Series.

Latest News


Due to unforseen circumstances, the April 7 Rural Skill Builder training in Hood River has been cancelled.


Join rural expert and author Becky McCray at the Regards to Rural pre-session to identify solutions to your small town's challenges.


Register today for the next R2R, Bridges Between Rural & Urban, to be held May 18-20.

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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