Rural Economic Vitality

Rural Economic Vitality

Moving Capacity to Action

RDI’s Rural Economic Vitality (REV) area of service brings people in rural communities together to learn best practices, strengthen connections, focus on opportunities, and move to action collectively toward creating rural community and economic vitality within our region.

How We Can Help

We work in partnership with you and bring to the table our experience as well as resource providers in the field of Economic Development to implement effective programs and strategies in your area. Our responsive REV services include Business Retention & Expansion, Economic Vitality Summits, First Impressions, Pasos al Éxito, Roadmaps, and WealthWorks Northwest.

We also provide advanced services, such as Pathways and Ford Community Vitality Programs, to communities that have completed the five-year Ford Institute Leadership Program.

Our Approach

RDI helps communities focus on buying and investing in local businesses and connects entrepreneurs and businesses to financial resources. We connect people striving to build prosperity, local investment, and local jobs in rural communities to the support and resources they need to be successful. And we develop local teams to support new and existing rural businesses and reinforce the connections between statewide support organizations and strengthen their connection with rural economic vitality efforts.