Customer Connections Conference

Customer Connections Conference

November 5, 2017 Connect with over 300 public power professionals from utilities across the nation at American Public Power Association‘s Customer Connections Conference November 5-8 in Sacramento, California. Designed to address challenges and Read More
Bulldoze, build and beautify

Bulldoze, build and beautify

July 20, 2017 Funding available to address blighted buildings in South Dakota communities Eyesore properties in your community can find new life with help from the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Read More
Heartland Summer Conference

Heartland Summer Conference

July 11, 2017 Join us Tuesday, July 11 at the Lakes Restaurant for our annual Summer Conference.   The Summer Conference connects our customers with legislators and economic development officials while offering tools 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
Governor’s Economic Development Conference

Governor’s Economic Development Conference

April 25, 2017 Read More
Public Power Consultants Forum

Public Power Consultants Forum

March 29, 2017 American Public Power Association is pleased to partner with Area Development to offer the 3rdannual APPA/Area Development Public Power Consultants Forum, March 29-31, at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. 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
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
CEO’s Report: Partnering for progress in customer communities

CEO’s Report: Partnering for progress in customer communities

August 1, 2016 Listening to Don Macke speak at our Summer Conference about creating economic opportunities got me energized about development in our customer communities. He reminded me how important partnerships are in Read More