Regards to Rural

Regards to Rural

Regards to Rural is the signature event hosted by Rural Development Initiatives. There are now upwards of 400 community members from throughout the Pacific Northwest who gather to inform, inspire and celebrate. . . all that is rural!

At Regards to Rural, participants
  • Gain practical skills for successful rural community and economic development.
  • Learn about successful community revitalization projects from near and far, and how to apply winning concepts to their communities.
  • Receive assistance to ensure their community not only maintains vitality through economic challenges, but uses its strengths to emerge ahead.
  • Connect with other community leaders, funders and elected officials of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels.


The conference brings together industry experts in leadership development, community building, economic development, and rural life along with decision makers, funders, entrepreneurs, and the rural community members RDI works with every day.

Regards to Rural is our biggest networking event and the best opportunity for us to see the people we work with gathered in one place. We hope to see you at the tenth Regards to Rural in May!

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