There is a tremendous amount of valuable information out there; you just have to know where to find it. For those in search of relevant research in the Columbia Basin Boundary region, the Rural Development Institute’s Research Repository is that place.
With nearly 150 documents on hand and growing, the Research Repository houses a wealth of content covering economic, social, cultural and environmental topics that are important to organizations and concerned citizens in our region. It acts as a resource hub for all of the tools and research supported by the RDI, and also features plans and reports from local governments and a wide range of economic, social, cultural and environmental groups from across the region.
From climate change to homelessness and business vitality, the repository houses information on a wide variety of subjects, and can be accessed through a search tool that filters documents by the RDI’s four pillars and by geographic location.
The idea is to create a one-stop shop for groups, consultants and residents who are asking what research has already been done, what other groups have explored similar issues, and what rural-development related plans are in place. By minimizing the time people are spending searching for region-specific information, it is hoped residents can spend more time advancing their efforts and connecting with others working in similar areas.