Economic Gateway http://www.reedfund.coop Rural Electric Economic Development News RSS Feed Sat, 18 Aug 2018 21:13:00 -0700 en-us 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... U.S. Treasury Approves Minnesota Opportunity Zones http://www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media/?item=17829 www.reedfund.coop/reed/news-and-media Wed, 20 Jun 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... 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... Central Iowa Manpower Franchise Celebrates 65 Years http://www.reedfund.coop/news-&-events/?item=18527 www.reedfund.coop/news-&-events Tue, 31 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 CELEBRATING 65 YEARS IN THE COMMUNITY Fort Dodge, IA (July 2018) – Sixty-five years ago, Helen Lynch was considered an industry pioneer in Des Moines, opening the 2nd Manpower franchise and blazi...