Hot Topics

Our Hot Topics webinars help you build on the economic vitality of your rural community.

Pasos al Éxito

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

25 Years of Helping Rural Communities Thrive

July marks RDI’s 25th anniversary of helping rural communities thrive.

Latest News


Thank you to our board members for their time and energy spent selecting RDI's Executive Director.


We are hiring a Bilingual (Spanish) Program Manager to provide hands on leadership and management for programs within our areas of service.


Winston area residents are invited to join in a community-wide discussion on October 12 to help influence effective change in their downtown.

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 embarked 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