Economic Gateway http://www.reedfund.coop Rural Electric Economic Development News RSS Feed Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:44:17 -0800 en-us Providing the Perfect Blend: Mixing Agriculture & Chemistry http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19852 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Prescription Agronomics creates customized fertilizers to help farmers save money Winter is on the way. Dropping temperatures used to mean a slower season for the team at Prescription Agronomic... Homebuyer help is ample, especially for first-timers http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19521 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 31 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Renting is pretty easy — check out a place, decide you like it, pass a credit check, put down some money and move in. Home-buying is not like that at all. Viewing a home that’s for s... SDSU Extension & Partners Form the South Dakota Agritourism Work Group http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19520 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Recently SDSU Extension and partners formed a South Dakota Agritourism Work Group to explore opportunities to encourage, promote and support agritourism across South Dakota. In addition to SDSU Extens... How Manufacturers Can Succeed During The Fourth Industrial Revolution http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19518 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - What do you think of when you hear the words "Industrial Revolution?"  You might think of the 1800s when the country started using new machines, electricity and s... What Is the Real Value of $100 in Your State? http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19517 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Sun, 28 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 This map shows the real value of $100 in each state. Prices for the same goods are often much cheaper in states like Missouri or Ohio than they are in states like New York or California. As a result, ... South Dakota’s Q1 GDP Breaks $50B http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19516 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIERRE, S.D. –  The United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its estimated gross domestic product (GDP) by state for the first quarter of 2018. The estimates show South Dako... Five Sites Re-certified Under South Dakota Certified Ready Sites Program http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19515 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIERRE, S.D. –  The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that five communities in South Dakota have re-certified their development sites under... Helping Startups Succeed—and Stay—in the Midwest http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19514 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 24 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 At the University of Minnesota, launching a new company is one of several ways that breakthrough research can move beyond the lab to benefit the public. But finding the right leader, with the right ex... Number of Women-Owned Businesses Increased Nearly 3,000% since 1972, According to New Research http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19513 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Tue, 23 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Women started an average of 1,821 new businesses per day in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to analysis in the 2018 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commiss... How are we doing? Minnesota near top of 'best economy' states http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19511 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A ranking of state economies using metrics like poverty rate, home ownership, job growth and education puts Minnesota ahead of California (and, more important, Wisconsin).  USA Today repo... Dakota Butcher Expands Your Dinner Choices http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19398 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 10 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Local shop enhances quality and increases supply with new smokehouse It’s amazing what can happen when a business is able to streamline all of its production under one roof. The work is m... USDA Rural Development: A Major Part of Rural America http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=19233 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Thu, 13 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 HURON, South Dakota, September 13, 2018 – Rural Development is likely not the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Most folks thi... Citi Community Development supports rural communities through ruralX http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18666 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Citi Community Development is engaged in communities across the country supporting economic development, inclusive finance and housing.  The corporate group works to support underserved individua... South Dakota Equity Partners Holds First Closing of Fund http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18663 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIERRE, S.D. –  Early and growth stage companies in South Dakota now have access to additional equity capital as South Dakota Equity Partners (SDEP), a public-private partnership supported ... The end of the résumé? Hiring is in the midst of a technological revolution with algorithms, chatbots http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18662 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Fri, 10 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Automated screening saves time and money, but who gets left out?  The last time Chuck Blatt searched for a job, about 10 years ago, he relied on a thoughtful cover letter, a résum&eacut... SDSU Growth Partnership: Fueling Economic Development http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18561 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Universities are unique environments. They serve as fertile ground to test innovative ideas. They cultivate creativity and talent. With the right resources and collaborations, academia can provide fue... Workforce is top concern for South Dakota businesses, according to report http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18211 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The top need for small businesses in South Dakota is finding quality employees, according to a report released today by the Center for Rural Affairs and South Dakota State University. Owners also iden... SD dairy industry continues to grow, add economic value http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18210 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 GOODWIN, S.D. — South Dakota's dairy industry is growing rapidly, and the public is getting to see that for themselves during June Dairy Month open houses hosted by Ag United of South Dakota... S.D. Development Corporation aids small business growth http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18209 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SIOUX FALLS — Jennifer Oberg has been helping businesses grow in South Dakota for 20 years. She has facilitated the creation of numerous jobs, secured funding from federal and state agencies to ... U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18208 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 128 census tracts in Minnesota to receive the designation ST. PAUL – The U.S. Department of Treasury today approved 128 low-income census tracts in Minnesota to be designa... Should workforce development be on our radar? http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18207 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Thu, 12 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Minnesota is not positioned to fill many of the new jobs for skilled technical positions left open after the baby boomers retire.  Minnesota’s baby boomers like me are retiring at a fast... State Gains 10,200 Jobs in May http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=18206 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Unemployment rate drops to 3.1 percent ST. PAUL – Minnesota employers added 10,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Emp... Community engagement night showcases Hot Springs http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17832 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 27 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Three years of process, development and improvement was recognized last Tuesday evening in the Mueller Center Gymnasium. The Hot Springs Community Engagement hosted an annual report on community proje... Connecting small towns with big ideas during two-day event in Mitchell http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17831 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 This June, Dakota Resources and Dakota Wesleyan University are partnering to bring ruralX to Mitchell for a two-day economic and community development event. RuralX is designed to bring rural champion... Terex to Invest in New Manufacturing Facility for Terex Utilities http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17830 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Fri, 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Watertown, S.D.   – Terex Utilities, a leading manufacturer of equipment for the global electric utility industry based in Watertown, S.D., has announced plans to consolidate its Water...