Economic Gateway http://www.sdprairiegateway.org Prairie Gateway News RSS Feed Mon, 16 Jul 2018 22:31:32 -0700 en-us Farmers share their lives on working farms http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=18168 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 VOLGA, S.D. — Spring and summer on a working farm. Who can beat it? For many people in the rural states of South Dakota, North Dakota and even outstate Minnesota, genuine agri-opportunities o... WalletHub names Aberdeen 3rd best small city to start a business http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=18167 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ABERDEEN, S.D. (KSFY) - A new study shows that if you are looking to start a business -- Aberdeen is the place for you. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Aberdeen is the third b... SD capitalizing on rising tourism from new market segments http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=18166 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIERRE, S.D.—South Dakota tourism grew for the eighth straight year in 2017, although expansion was hindered somewhat by a lagging farm economy. "We're a rural state, and we depend a... S.D. Development Corporation aids small business growth http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=18165 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SIOUX FALLS — Jennifer Oberg has been helping businesses grow in South Dakota for 20 years. She has facilitated the creation of numerous jobs, secured funding from federal and state agencies to ... SD dairy industry continues to grow, add economic value http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=18164 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 GOODWIN, S.D. — South Dakota's dairy industry is growing rapidly, and the public is getting to see that for themselves during June Dairy Month open houses hosted by Ag United of South Dakota... Aberdeen, Hoven, Webster make national list of must-see buildings http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17099 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 30 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The American Institute of Architects and USA Today Travel teamed up to find the best buildings in America — and three northeast South Dakota buildings made the list. In South Dakota, tourist ... Testing new ideas: McCray brings fresh insight to Redfield http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17098 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 28 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 By Shiloh Appel On March 23rd, national speaker Becky McCray, who specializes in rural and small-town business, spoke at the Redfield High School Auditorium. McCray advised Redfield residents and s... Angel Funding for Aberdeen Area Entrepreneurs http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17508 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Thu, 24 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 One of the primary challenges in starting a business is finding a funding source. New ventures often don’t qualify for traditional bank loans due to lack of cash flow or collateral. That’s... The Infrastructure to Attract Industry http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17097 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 23 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Industrial parks are a valuable recruitment tool. But acquiring a large property and establishing the requisite infrastructure to attract companies is a major undertaking, particularly for a rural are... Attracting Millennials http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17096 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 21 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 It’s hard to know what to believe about Millennials; the overall impression is that they are lazy, entitled, and killing American culture one day at a time. If this is the case, then why do so m... Rebuilding America’s Rural Infrastructure http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17095 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 16 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Huron, S.D., April 16, 2018 - Some people remember when many rural households didn’t have electricity or running water. Although those days are long gone for most, there’s still lots of ro... Local soybean growers take part in S.D. Soybean See for Yourself Tour in Mexico http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17094 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SIOUX FALLS — Two area soybean growers, Larry Nielson of Tulare and David Struck of Wolsey, took part in a See for Yourself Tour to Mexico in February hosted by the South Dakota Soybean Res... WalletHub names Aberdeen 3rd best small city to start a business http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17093 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 09 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 ABERDEEN, S.D. (KSFY) - A new study shows that if you are looking to start a business -- Aberdeen is the place for you. According to personal finance website WalletHub, Aberdeen is the third b... Cryptocurrency mining firms eye S.D. as frontier of new digital gold rush http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17092 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 There's digital gold to be found on South Dakota plains. Cryptocurrency miners, companies who use large banks of processors to essentially dig for digital gold such as Bitcoin, are looking... No matter who is South Dakota’s next governor, change is coming to state economic development http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17091 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 All three Republican and Democratic candidates plan changes for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development when one wins election Nov. 6 as South Dakota’s next chief executive. Their... Dakota Tan and Hair in Redfield bought by Muellenbergs http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17035 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Tue, 01 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Dakota Tan and Hair in Redfield bought by Muellenbergs In January, Jessica and Matt Muellenberg became owners of Dakota Tan and Hair on Redfield's Main Street. Jessica Muellenberg, who has been... Gov. Daugaard Announces Economic Development Awards at 2018 Annual Conference http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17090 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) hosted its annual conference in Sioux Falls, closing the two-day event with Gov. Dennis Daugaard&rsquo... EVENT CENTER COMPLETION DATE SET FOR MID-JULY http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17034 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Britton City Council learned at its regular meeting that the target date for completion of the Event Center in Britton is now mid-July. Glacial Lakes Area Development (GLAD) Executive Dire... The Infrastructure to Attract Industry http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17033 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Industrial parks are a valuable recruitment tool. But acquiring a large property and establishing the requisite infrastructure to attract companies is a major undertaking, particularly for a rural are... New Milbank hospital gets help from REED Fund http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17032 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 MILBANK — Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative’s Economic Development (REED) Fund was recently utilized to help build a new hospital. The REED Fund, a joint economic development fund mana... Gallup and Sharecare Announce 2017 State Well-Being Rankings http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=17031 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Gallup and Sharecare released 2017 results from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which found significant declines in well-being across U.S. states. Findings painted a bleak picture of the well-b... Revitalizing Rural South Dakota Communities through Entrepreneurism http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=16989 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Thu, 12 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Rural communities across the nation face significant challenges. They typically have higher rates of poverty and fewer job opportunities than their urban counterparts. But challenges can be framed ... Outdoor program offers new, unique experiences http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=16401 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Outdoor Program at the South Dakota State Wellness Center gives students plenty of opportunities to explore the outdoors through a variety of trips and services. Justin Parks, coordinator of th... New farm cooperative, Agtegra, launches in 60 SD and ND communities http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=16400 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Agtegra, the big newly merged farmer-owned cooperative, was “officially launched” on Feb. 1, according to the officials who launched it out of Aberdeen.  “This is our fi... GOED Focusing on Value-Added Ag, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Bioscience http://www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events/?item=16399 www.sdprairiegateway.org/prairie-gateway/old-site/news-&-events Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Agriculture plays a major role in South Dakota, even in a down economy like we had in 2017. Governor’s Office of Economic Development deputy commissioner Aaron Schiebe spoke at last night&rsq...