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The next Rural Skill Builder training for rural leaders and community builders will be held Friday, Sept. 21, in Burns, OR.

Bridging Rural and Urban at R2R 2018

Tremendous thanks to everyone who made this year's Regards to Rural conference a huge success.

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

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The next Rural Skill Builder will be held in Burns on Sept. 21 for rural leaders and community builders from across Harney, Lake, and Grant Counties and beyond.


Join us August 16 to explore market opportunities for the Vale Hotel. Light refreshments provided.


We're launching the next Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop series in September in Eastern Oregon.

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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