Shovel-ready in Arlington

Shovel-ready in Arlington

May 31, 2017 Public Power is Good for Business is a quarterly section highlighting successful businesses and projects located in our customer communities. Public power communities help foster prosperity and growth by offering Read More
Colman to boost marketing efforts with LED message board

Colman to boost marketing efforts with LED message board

May 16, 2017 Drivers on Highway 34 through Colman, SD will soon be greeted by a digital LED message board promoting available property in the city’s housing and industrial parks. The double-sided sign Read More
Growth from within strengthens entire district

Growth from within strengthens entire district

March 3, 2017 Economic development highlights from 2016 To the average citizen, economic development means new businesses and new jobs. For municipal employees, it also means utility sales, an increased tax base and added Read More
Aurora, SD flourishes as bedroom community

Aurora, SD flourishes as bedroom community

March 3, 2017 Public Power is Good for Business is a quarterly section highlighting successful businesses and projects located in our customer communities. Public power communities help foster prosperity and growth by offering Read More
What’s next for rural communities?

What’s next for rural communities?

January 11, 2017 Small Town Trends Webinar All your life, you’ve been told that small towns are dying, drying up, and disappearing, and that there’s nothing you can do to change it. What Read More
South Dakota entrepreneurs can win $20,000

South Dakota entrepreneurs can win $20,000

January 4, 2017 Students and businesses are eligible for 2017 Governor’s Giant Vision Business Competition Calling all entrepreneurs! The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is seeking applicants for its annual Giant Vision Business Read More
Committed to service, committed to success

Committed to service, committed to success

December 1, 2016 Madelia, MN businessman aims to do what’s best for his city Someone once told Matt Gunderson he takes too many risks. “No kidding,” he said. “If I don’t take risks, I’ll Read More
The resurgence of rural America

The resurgence of rural America

November 30, 2016 By Steve Johnson, staff writer for NRECA, electric.coop Reprinted with permission Rural America may not have turned the corner yet. But it has its blinker lights on. The nation’s rural Read More
Low interest financing available

Low interest financing available

November 2, 2016 HELP Fund receives $1 million in IRP funds for business development projects When Chubs Country Store in Akron, Iowa had its soft opening Friday, September 2, the response was anything Read More
City finds success with main street spec building

City finds success with main street spec building

September 1, 2016 Officials in Akron, Iowa have long considered the possibility of a spec building in their community. It wasn’t until Akron native, former city council member and entrepreneur John Lucken stepped Read More