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
RuralX Summit

RuralX Summit

July 18, 2017 #RuralX stands for “Rural Experience” and is dedicated to helping connect rural change makers to valuable resources and like minded people across the state. RURALX17 is a “come as you 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
Howard prepares for new business

Howard prepares for new business

July 6, 2017 City partners with Heartland to welcome Quality Custom Meats A long-time vacant building in Howard, S.D. is about to get new life. Quality Custom Meats, LLC plans to set up Read More
Shovel-ready in Arlington

Shovel-ready in Arlington

May 31, 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
Heartland welcomes economist intern

Heartland welcomes economist intern

May 31, 2017 Heartland has retained an economist intern to help with various projects throughout the summer months. Michael Shlanta, a recent graduate of Dakota State University, joined Heartland at the end of 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