Embracing Our Treasure Conference

Over 200 attendees gathered in Ontario on June 17 for #eot2016. Thanks to everyone for a great conference!

Rural Community Leader's Toolbox

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

Pasos al Éxito

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

Latest News


The Rural Benton County leadership program cohort held a Family Fun and Fitness Fair in Philomath, with a focus on the health of individuals, families, and communities.


Columbia Communities Leadership cohort held an emergency preparedness fair in St. Helens to educate and engage county residents about the importance of being ready for disasters.


Stop by RDI’s exhibit table at the Embracing Our Treasure conference for a free ‪#‎WeAreRural‬ sticker to proudly display your love of rural!

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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 self-awareness and... 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 business... Learn more