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Are you interested in implementing a long-term economic development strategy in your community? We are here to help. The key to business vitality is having a strong, locally-owned business base that has the capacity to endure and grow in today’s rapidly changing economy. While every rural business... Learn more
Are you ready to take responsibility for the economic health and future of your town? Rural Economic Vitality Roadmaps will take your community through a three-part process to create an action-oriented roadmap to economic success. We believe big things happen in small places when communities... Learn more

Latest News

02/17/17

RDI is now recruiting for our Pasos al Éxito Money Smart training in Yamhill County, a course which helps participants improve financial skills and create positive banking relationships.

02/07/17

Skamania County, Washington, residents who want to make a difference in their communities are encouraged to apply for the Rural Community Leadership Program.

02/02/17

Oakland residents are invited to participate in a First Impressions community action planning meeting on Tuesday, February 21.

Resources

RDI is growing a collection of important information and tools to help rural communities thrive. Looking for a specific resource? Browse the list below to discover organizations, tools, programs, and more.

Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage jobs for Oregonians.

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Land Link connects new and retiring farmers for farm transitions that benefit everyone involved.

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This guidebook and readiness assessment tool were developed by the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department (OECDD) to help communities assess their business and community development capacity and to identify next steps in achieving their development goals.

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