Main Street

RDI is partnering with Oregon, Washington, and Idaho State Main Street coordinating programs to deliver a year-long Main Street Economic Vitality Hub training and technical assistance program. This series is tailored to helping community Main Street economic vitality committees enhance their capacity to undertake collaborative, impactful economic development initiatives. This regional “hub” approach aims to enhance downtown revitalization efforts in each of the participating communities and strengthen relationships throughout the region through a series of workshops, trainings, ongoing coaching and technical assistance through the centralized “hub.” RDI is coordinating, facilitating, and delivering economic vitality trainings in 2021 for hubs that include communities in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington in the regions of La Grande, Milton-Freewater, and Ontario.

Participation in the Main Street hub is especially encouraged for Main Street economic vitality committees, board members, and staff, along with municipal staff, elected officials and economic vitality champions from the respective region surrounding each hub.

Workshop topics include:

  • Economic Vitality 101
  • From Numbers to Action
  • Business Engagement
  • Place-Based Economy Building
  • Fostering Innovative Communities
  • Action Planning for Success
  • Economic Development Incentives & Technical and Funding Assistance

There is no fee to participate in these workshops, but we do ask that your Main Street organization commits to participating in all workshops and work sessions.

For questions or interest in participating, please contact RDI program manager, Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch at 208-939-6423 or lkolokotch (at)


Lauren Kolojejchick-Kotch

Program Manager
lkolokotch (at)

Amy Hause

Director, Economic Vitality Services
ahause (at)