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Rebuilding America’s Rural Infrastructure

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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...
Encouraging Homegrown Businesses

Monday, May 14, 2018

Small businesses can have a big impact. Did you know that two out of three new private-sector jobs in the United States since the Great...
Celebrating Community Action Month

Monday, April 30, 2018

In May, community action agencies nationwide observe Community Action Month, a period set aside to recognize the contributions that nonprofits, volunteers, and other committed citizens...
EVENT CENTER COMPLETION DATE SET FOR MID-JULY

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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...
The Infrastructure to Attract Industry

Monday, April 23, 2018

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...
New Milbank hospital gets help from REED Fund

Friday, April 20, 2018

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...
An Opportune Time to Improve Financial Literacy

Monday, April 16, 2018

A recent survey by GOBankingRates indicates 57 percent of Americans have less than $1000 in savings. Without an adequate buffer of emergency funds, unexpected expenses...
Attracting Millennials

Monday, April 02, 2018

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...
The Infrastructure to Attract Industry

Monday, March 12, 2018

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...
South Dakota a top 5 state in net migration

Monday, March 12, 2018

Many more people are moving to South Dakota than leaving it. That’s according to the 41st annual United Van Lines National Movers Study which ranked South...
Bringing Homeowners Warmth, Safety and Savings

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Taking steps to weatherize and increase the energy efficiency of a home can result in serious long-term savings. The average American homeowner that makes weatherization...
Get Personalized Business Assistance

Monday, February 26, 2018

Do you have a business concern but don’t know where to turn? This is more common than you may think. Whether businesses have challenges securing...
Tax Law Changes Demand Attention

Friday, February 16, 2018

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   For most small business owners, changes in the tax law take a back seat to the day...
Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is very important. Poor indoor air quality is currently one of the top five leading factors...
Boosting homeownership rates

Monday, January 29, 2018

After the housing crash, the U.S. homeownership rate fell to 50-year low. The economy has taken a while to turn around but Census Bureau data...
DSU part of new workforce development partnership

Monday, January 29, 2018

Four state organizations are joining forces to create a new workforce development program designed to benefit students, area businesses and the state. Dakota State University, Southeast...
Home - Yes I Am Home!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Be it ever so humble - there’s no place like it – and it’s where the heart is… On Hand Development has been knee deep in...
Promoting stable housing

Monday, January 22, 2018

One of the big benefits of owning a home is a stable living environment for children. Studies have shown that safe, secure housing improves children’s...
Building Housing in Miller

Monday, January 22, 2018

New housing units are important to any growing community and in Miller, we are pleased that Jones Construction has formed as a new business ready...
Video hopes to draw visitors, job seekers

Monday, January 15, 2018

A video making the rounds over social media the past few weeks was officially released at the Greater Madison Area Chamber of Commerce's annual holiday mixer. The...
Homebuyer 101

Monday, January 15, 2018

Are you ready to buy your first home? This is a question GROW South Dakota wants to help you answer. Our knowledgeable staff can work with...
Find affordable housing in Faulkton

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Across much of the United States, the price of housing has risen to unmanageable levels. Since rent regularly costs more than the recommended 30 percent...
Honoring a local farm family

Monday, January 08, 2018

Agriculture remains South Dakota’s number one industry. That’s largely due to the incredible perseverance of the people raising the crops and tending the livestock. The South...
Making home ownership a reality

Monday, January 08, 2018

Experts have long recommend that people have 20 percent to put towards a down payment for a home purchase. But for countless families, saving up...
South Dakota Arms Launches in Miller

Monday, January 08, 2018

We have a rich history of entrepreneurialism in Miller, SD, and are proud to celebrate the launch of new businesses, including South Dakota Arms. They...
Snake Creek Dev. Corp. receives $20,000 grant

Sunday, January 07, 2018

The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) congratulates Snake Creek Development Corporation, Inc. on their recent South Dakota Fund grant award. Accepting the check are, left,...
New program for grads homebuying assistance

Sunday, January 07, 2018

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced recently that South Dakota Housing Development Authority (SDHDA) has launched a brand new program aimed at assisting postsecondary graduates...
Cultivating art in the community

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Since 1975, the Faulkton Arts Council has been dedicated to bringing top-notch arts events and opportunities to area residents. Spring was filled with a number of...
NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions

Thursday, January 04, 2018

NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC), dba GROW South Dakota, recently received a $780,800 Community Economic Development grant from...
Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018 Every year, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority conducts a one-day count of homeless persons in the state....
An ally for first time homebuyers

Monday, January 01, 2018

Buying a home is a complicated endeavor. The paperwork and legalese involved are daunting, especially for first time homebuyers. Fortunately, South Dakota residents have an ally...
Homebuyer Coaching is a Success

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Homebuyer Coaching is a Success GROW SD received grants from the Citi Foundation and State Farm to support programs to help prepare people to buy homes...
De Smet receives 2017 state community philanthropy award

Friday, December 29, 2017

In conjunction with National Philanthropy Day, the South Dakota Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized individuals, businesses and communities for their extraordinary work...
Planning for Your Business Future

Monday, December 25, 2017

Eventually you may want to retire and what will happen to your business when you do? This is something that few business owners think of...
Lyft now operating in Aberdeen

Thursday, December 21, 2017

At least one Lyft driver is operating in Aberdeen, according to a driver icon seen on the ride-sharing company's app. City officials tell KSFY News that...
The Role of Housing in Economic Development

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Housing is an often-overlooked aspect of economic development. Communities geared toward growth cultivate housing opportunities that meet the needs of all residents. The availability of...
Deuel Community Kitchen: Feeding Entrepreneurism

Thursday, December 07, 2017

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” ~Scott Belsky, entrepreneur and co-founder of Behance. As this apt quote from Belsky suggests, entrepreneurship is more...
Looking Towards the Future

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

When Lindsey Jennings graduated from cosmetology school at Lake Area Tech, she started her career at a JC Penny’s salon. She worked there for five...
Ensuring Community Success through Housing

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Quality housing is scarce in rural South Dakota and the solution to create more housing is challenging to solve. One small town in northeast South...
Govenor Daugaard's Think Big

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Deuel Area Development, Inc. April 17, 2018   Governor Daugaard’s Message – Think Big   This time of year there are always so many conferences, workshops, and webinars to register...
When a Business Closes Their Doors

Thursday, April 05, 2018

  When A Business Closes Their Doors   As the Director of Deuel Area Development and attending so many conferences on community and economic development, I wonder a...
Those Big Box Stores

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Those Big Box Stores   I have wondered if it is about aging that I do not really care to walk to walk through “Big Box Stores”...