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
Work continues on underground distribution project in Parker

Work continues on underground distribution project in Parker

August 1, 2016 A small contracting crew from Karian and Peterson Powerline Contracting is wrapping up their first month in Parker converting twelve blocks of overhead power lines to underground. Parker Electrical Superintendent Read More
2016 Heartland Summer Conference

2016 Heartland Summer Conference

July 12, 2016 Thanks to everyone who came and made the day successful! Click below for links to speaker presentations. Agenda: 9:15 a.m.      Registration – Heartland Economic Development 10:00 a.m.   Welcome 10:15 Read More
CEO’s Report: July 2016

CEO’s Report: July 2016

June 30, 2016 As Heartland staff prepares for our annual Summer Conference, taking place July 12, we look forward to the opportunity to visit with customers and provide useful information and ideas you 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
New Volga city administrator looking forward to community projects

New Volga city administrator looking forward to community projects

June 30, 2016 The city of Volga recently welcomed a new face to fill the position of city administrator. South Dakota native Jameson Berreth began his duties June 1 with a warm reception Read More