Creating Life-Long Community Leaders

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

RDI Again Named a 100 Best Nonprofit

We are honored to have ranked in Oregon Business Magazine's "100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon."

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News

01/17/19

Mason County Rural Community Leadership Program participants met in Belfair last weekend to learn about presentation skills, group decision-making, and ways to achieve consensus.

01/02/19

Campbell University study found foundation-supported programs that focus on bolstering leadership facilitates sustainable change in rural areas.

12/12/18

We're hiring a Program Manager to provide community development services throughout the Pacific Northwest. Apply now to join the RDI team.

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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