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
Akron ripe with aronia berry business

Akron ripe with aronia berry business

September 1, 2016 The old saying goes “There’s something in the water,” but in Akron, Iowa, there’s something in the juice: aronia berries. The city has become the unofficial aronia berry capital of Read More
Summer Conference recap: Entrepreneurs and collaboration are pathways to prosperity

Summer Conference recap: Entrepreneurs and collaboration are pathways to prosperity

August 1, 2016 How is your city welcoming new residents and entrepreneurs? Will your welcome encourage them to stay? Don Macke, co-founder and co-director of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, posed these questions Read More
Two long-term projects moving forward in Arlington

Two long-term projects moving forward in Arlington

August 1, 2016 The city of Arlington, SD is moving forward with two phases of its long-term strategic plan with help from Heartland. The Arlington Community Development Corporation (ACDC) received a $5,000 economic development Read More
GOED seeking business development representative

GOED seeking business development representative

July 18, 2016 The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development is seeking a Business Development Representative. Primary responsibility is to help expand and retain those companies already doing business in South Dakota, as Read More
TRED and Heartland partner to improve the Kronborg Inn

TRED and Heartland partner to improve the Kronborg Inn

July 1, 2016 A local restaurant in Tyler is getting renovated with help from Tyler Regional Economic Development (TRED) and Heartland. The organizations have partnered to help finance a remodel of the Kronborg Inn, Read More
HELP Fund committee established to review applications

HELP Fund committee established to review applications

June 30, 2016 Applications for the Heartland Economic development Loan Program (HELP) Fund will now be reviewed by a committee of peers as well as finance and development professionals before being approved for funding. Heartland Read More
NUEDC bolsters marketing efforts

NUEDC bolsters marketing efforts

June 21, 2016 The New Ulm Economic Development Corporation (NUEDC) is investing in a new marketing piece to attract more businesses to the city. The NUEDC will tout the city’s many business friendly Read More
The Front Porch unifies Langford region as founders and patrons

The Front Porch unifies Langford region as founders and patrons

June 1, 2016 After years of witnessing loss of local businesses, a small group of residents in Langford, SD joined together under one common goal: to improve their community and revive their Main Read More