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
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
Governor’s Economic Development Conference

Governor’s Economic Development Conference

April 25, 2017 Read More
Making room to grow

Making room to grow

January 30, 2017 Utility systems studies in Volga determine infrastructure requirements, feasibility Ask any seasoned community developer and he or she will tell you: economic development doesn’t just happen. Efforts must be made Read More
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
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
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
Business is growing at Seed Barn, LLC

Business is growing at Seed Barn, LLC

April 4, 2016 By Craig Wenzel, Co-Editor, True Dakotan; Reprinted with permission Wessington Springs businessman Jerry Caffee was on the verge of moving to another community about a year and a half ago. But Read More