Economic Gateway http://www.reedfund.coop Rural Electric Economic Development News RSS Feed Sun, 17 Jun 2018 17:09:34 -0700 en-us The Rushmore State – Carving Out a Business Profile http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17774 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 13 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Center for Rural Affairs and the South Dakota State University Department of Sociology and Rural Studies worked collaboratively in writing this report. South Dakota State University Department of ... New Owner Continues Success of Tulare Country Meats http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17601 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Nathan Genzler got an early start in his career. As a child, he would visit Tulare Country Meats, the butcher shop where his dad worked, after school. When he was about 8 years old, he was told th... West-Con Expansion Builds Capacity, Resiliency http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17021 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 It’s estimated that independent businesses return an average of three times more money to their communities than their competitor chains. The REED Fund has long been investing in local companies... New Milbank hospital gets help from REED Fund http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=16411 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative’s Economic Development (REED) Fund was recently utilized to help build a new hospital. The REED Fund, a joint economic development fund managed by Whetstone... The Infrastructure to Attract Industry http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=16396 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Industrial parks are a valuable recruitment tool. But acquiring a large property and establishing the requisite infrastructure to attract companies is a major undertaking, particularly for a rural are... Entrepreneurial Farmers Find Niche with Flax http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=15753 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Running a small family farm these days is a challenge. Thinking creatively and having an entrepreneurial mindset can help. Many farmers are diversifying their crops and finding a receptive market thro... South Dakota Governor Makes The Case For Wind – And More Of It http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=15174 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 27 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 The following is a column written and released by Gov. Dennis Daugaard, R-S.D., entitled “Wind Power Contributing To South Dakota’s Economy.”  As most people in rur... Julie Gross appointed state director for USDA Rural Development in South Dakota http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=15173 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 The Trump Administration recently appointed Julie Gross as the new state director for USDA Rural Development in South Dakota. Gross began her new role on Nov. 27. Gross was born and raised in rural... Amid worker shortage, DEED prioritizes investment in employment training programs http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=15172 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has set aside more than $160 million to fund job training and placement programs in the 2018 fiscal year — an amo...