Rural Economic Vitality: An Action-Focused Approach

RDI’s Rural Economic Vitality services bring people in rural communities together to learn best practices, strengthen connections, focus on opportunities, and move to action. We work in partnership with you to determine which strategies will work best for your community. Our responsive programs help communities grow local businesses and connect entrepreneurs to financial opportunities to build prosperity and create local jobs.

Small Business & Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

Working hand-in-hand with local leaders to help existing businesses grow and create new jobs.

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Main Street

Providing customized economic vitality support for revitalization in rural downtowns and Main Street communities.

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Servicios en Español

Building the capacity and financial and entrepreneurial skills of rural Latino community members.

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Economic Vitality Roadmaps & Planning

Helping rural communities assess their competitiveness, identify priorities for action, and organize for success.

Rural Opportunity Initiative

Strengthening local entrepreneurs through projects ranging from the launch of pop-up retail districts to revolutionizing the trucker owner-operator model.

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WealthWorks Sector Development

Building a more self-reliant and robust area economy by strengthening industry sectors through local control and investment.

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