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Join with others in the region for the December 2 Rural Skill Builder in Cottage Grove.

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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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Mark your calendar and join us May 18-20, 2018, for Regards to Rural: We Are Better Together, Bridges Between Rural and Urban.

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Graduates of the Yakima Valley Rural Community Leadership Program dedicated a Little Free Library they installed in Grandview, the first of several planned for communities throughout the county.


Come to the next Rural Skill Builder on Dec. 2 in Cottage Grove, OR, and learn to be bold, be courageous, and be a savvy leader in complex situations. Don't miss this opportunity to gain new skills and network with other rural leaders in your region.


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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
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