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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

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Committees that have formed as a result of the Rural Economic Vitality Roadmap program are dedicated to beautifying downtown and promoting the area's parks.


Registration is now open for the Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop Series starting in March and open to nonprofit organizations in Lane, Benton, and Linn Counties.


RDI's Mary Bosch and Dan Varcoe were in Ontario this past week to work with the community as they create an action-oriented roadmap to economic success.


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.


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


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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