WealthWorks Northwest

WealthWorks is a nationally-recognized framework for building lasting wealth in a community by focusing on customized economic data, analyzing current business types and sectors, and looking for value chain improvement opportunities that help communities become more self-reliant in the long term.

RDI is a partner, along with the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship and Tree Ring Consulting, in the Olympic System Seafood Alliance (OSSA), a grassroots, system wide value chain assessment of the Washington coast seafood sector. The long-term purpose of this work is to stimulate community and regionally-led partnerships and actions to address gaps within and opportunities to strengthen the region’s seafood system so that it works more effectively for emerging entrepreneurs, owner-on-board fish harvesters, and other small seafood businesses. Click here for a report that summarizes opportunities that communities surfaced and prioritized, and articulates possible next steps and resources needed to further these priorities.

Video Series: WealthWorks in Practice

The WealthWorks approach intentionally builds multiple forms of wealth, local ownership, and inclusion. A four-part WealthWorks in Practice video series is designed to support practitioners as they implement this approach. 


Amy Hause

Director of Economic Vitality Services

ahause (at) rdiinc.org

Cayla Catino


ccatino (at) rdiinc.org