Embracing Our Treasure

Regards to Rural and the Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference are coming together for one big event in Ontario on June 17. Registration now open.

Rural Community Toolbox

Is your community ready to work together and move forward with its priorities? Our customizable Rural Community Toolbox workshops can help.

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News

04/18/16

RDI's First Impressions program is helping Grants Pass create quick action plans to further support the vitality of local businesses and the community.

04/15/16

Today we say goodbye to RDI Executive Director Craig Smith as he retires after a 25-year journey with RDI and rural communities across the Pacific Northwest.

04/06/16

Tom Gallagher, former Director of the Ford Institute for Community Building, was honored for his lasting contribution to public service excellence at PSU's Celebrating Public Service event.

Let Us Help Your Community

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. 

Our Projects

With the help of RDI, the Illinois Valley is embarking upon a Community Visioning and Strategic Planning process. The Community Strategic Planning process is intended to accomplish the following:
  • Bring the community together, giving voice to all, and creating more community... Learn more

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... Learn more