Business Retention & Expansion

Business Retention & Expansion

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 faces unique challenges, there are proactive and proven economic development strategies that can help existing businesses recognize their full potential. Our economic development practitioners will work hand-in-hand with local leaders in designing and delivering customized business retention and expansion services that address your community’s unique business needs.

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See What's New 

RDI's Business Retention & Expansion Summit convened 30 economic development practitioners in Dallas, OR, in early September and focused on supporting existing rural businesses. Click here to read more.

The Dalles and Veneta are moving into year two of Business Retention and Expansion, and RDI is working with Estacada and La Pine to incorporate BR&E as part of their community’s economic vitality efforts.

RDI is partnering with local leaders in the rural communities of The Dalles and Veneta to kick off Business Retention and Expansion. Read more.

Meet Our Team 

Michael Held

Director of Rural Economic and Policy Services

Mary Bosch

Senior Manager, Economic Vitality Services
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