Helping Rural Communities Thrive

RDI is a regional rural development hub organization working hand-in-hand with communities to strengthen rural people, places, and economies in the Pacific Northwest.

RDI’s programs center around the mission to create thriving rural communities. Our four areas of focus – Collective Rural Leadership, Resilient Rural Economies, Inclusive Rural Policy, and Equitable Rural Funding – are interconnected and centered around our values in Equity, Community, and Economy. To learn more about RDI’s work with rural communities in the Pacific Northwest, click on the relevant program focus button below to be redirected to our current work and programming.

Collective Rural Leadership

RDI's Collective Rural Leadership programs create diverse pipelines of engaged rural community members working together to lead local action and solutions.

Resilient Rural Economies

RDI's Resilient Rural Economy programs bring rural people together to focus on opportunities and move collectively toward economic vitality. Popular programs and services include:

Inclusive Rural Policy

RDI's Inclusive Rural Policy programs bring rural priorities and interests to the forefront of statewide, regional, and national discussions and decisions. Popular programs include:

Equitable Rural Funding

RDI aspires to close the gap and reach resource equity for rural communities. We work to increase funding for community priorities, build local skills in fund development, and make funding more accessible to rural. Programs and networks include: