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
Best Damn Gun debuts new Sig P-series trigger kit

Best Damn Gun debuts new Sig P-series trigger kit

February 17, 2016 A Madison, SD contract manufacturer for the firearms industry is gaining national recognition for its precision gun parts. Best Damn Gun, LLC recently debuted a drop in trigger kit designed specifically Read More
Madison Regional Health opens, obtains funding from Heartland

Madison Regional Health opens, obtains funding from Heartland

February 1, 2016 At a time when many health care facilities in rural Midwest communities are renovating or expanding in order to keep up with the latest technology and improve patient services, one Read More
Plankinton fulfills housing need with new development

Plankinton fulfills housing need with new development

February 1, 2016 Plankinton Development Corporation President Ron Kristensen believes his community is in a unique position – poised for growth but limited by one necessity. “We have jobs, but we need sites ready Read More
New convenience store in Akron to fill need, draw traffic

New convenience store in Akron to fill need, draw traffic

February 1, 2016 City officials in Akron are making preparations for a new convenience store to help draw visitors to its business district. The city purchased two adjacent lots near the downtown entrance Read More
2016 brings changes to Heartland programs

2016 brings changes to Heartland programs

January 4, 2016 Heartland’s energy efficiency and economic development programs remained popular with customers in 2015 and in order to ensure we continue to offer the best programs possible, we have made a Read More
Arlington seeks competitive edge with shovel-ready sites

Arlington seeks competitive edge with shovel-ready sites

October 5, 2015 The Arlington Community Development Corporation (ACDC) hopes to expand the number of shovel-ready sites in the local industrial park by 250 percent. The first step in the process is developing Read More
Stanhope to open fitness center

Stanhope to open fitness center

October 5, 2015 Residents in Stanhope, Iowa will soon have 24-hour access to fitness equipment and workout space with the completion of the new Stanhope Fitness Center. The city, with assistance from the Read More