Our Projects

With the help of RDI, the Illinois Valley embarked upon a Community Visioning and Strategic Planning process. The Community Strategic Planning process is intended to accomplish the following: Bring the community together, giving voice to all, and creating more community self-awareness and... Learn more
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

Latest News

09/22/16

The economic landscape makes the most tangible shift when rural people move collectively to action, and this is the work that RDI has been focusing on these past 25 years.

09/21/16

The RDI Board of Directors is pleased to introduce Heidi Khokhar as our next Executive Director.

09/19/16

Oregon's Bay Area Community Leadership Cohort members celebrated their graduation with paint, rollers, measuring tape, and ladders as they finished improvements at Powers Elementary School.

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.

Community Stories