Lifting All Boats in Northwest Oregon

Successful WealthWorks efforts to develop the small-scale seafood value chain in Garibaldi and Tillamook County, Oregon.

Creating Life-Long Community Leaders

Study finds foundation-supported leadership programs create sustainable change in rural areas.

Pasos al Éxito

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

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The next Regards to Rural conference will be held October 2020 in Sunriver, OR.


We're hiring a Program Support Specialist for our Eugene, OR, office.


Attend this comprehensive grant writing workshop series and learn to make your next grant proposal a success.

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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