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
Governor’s Economic Development Conference

Governor’s Economic Development Conference

April 25, 2017 Read More
What’s next for rural communities?

What’s next for rural communities?

January 11, 2017 Small Town Trends Webinar All your life, you’ve been told that small towns are dying, drying up, and disappearing, and that there’s nothing you can do to change it. What 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
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
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
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
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