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Upcoming event opportunities

Here are event opportunities that OEDA members may be interested in attending. Click on the links below to learn more.

Rural Development Initiatives will host and convene a community collaborative Business Retention and Expansion Summit, connecting rural communities to share and learn best practices for supporting local businesses. Communities will engage in hands-on-learning by sharing stories and best practices from the field and take away action steps for implementing community-based solutions that support local business development. 

The Workshop will bring in outside economic development experts and speakers geared toward building local capacity and knowledge regarding the following topics:

  • BR&E 101: How to Support Your Community's Greatest Asset, Local Businesses
  • How to Build and Sustain Locally Driven Business Development Activities
  • Discover Strategies and Models for Supporting Small Business Workforce Challenges
  • Learn How to Create and Implement Collaborative Business Development Strategies 

Post-workshop will include follow-up coaching and assistance from RDI through 2017. Download flyer


September 6-7, 2017

Cost: $55

Chemeketa Community College Polk Center
1340 SE Holman Ave
Dallas, OR 97338


Register now