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
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