Our Projects

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

03/09/17

RDI's Meredith Howell is in Cottage Grove today for the fist session of the Learn By Doing - Grant Writing Workshop Series.

02/28/17

We're hiring a Bilingual (Spanish) Program Support Specialist. Apply now to join the RDI team.

02/23/17

All Coburg-area residents are invited to the Community Visioning Summit on March 16.

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