Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Development

Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Development

Rural communities have banded together to support entrepreneurs in Oregon’s small and remote places. Business Oregon’s Rural Opportunity Initiative (ROI) funds efforts to grow and retain startup businesses, encourage aspiring entrepreneurs, build business skills, and invest resources in rural communities throughout Oregon, with support from RDI and other partners. This program has helped small places in our state identify their own path forward to economic vitality; rural towns know what they need and what works best for them. This program lets rural leaders tailor valuable state support to specific, self-identified priorities for training and technical assistance.