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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...
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Posted on Nov 16, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 31, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 30, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 29, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 28, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 26, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 25, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 24, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 23, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 22, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Oct 10, 2018
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HURON, South Dakota, September 13, 2018 – Rural Development is likely not the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the United...
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Posted on Sep 13, 2018
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Citi Community Development is engaged in communities across the country supporting economic development, inclusive finance and housing.  The corporate group works to support underserved individuals...
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Posted on Sep 03, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Aug 13, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Aug 10, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Aug 03, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jul 18, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jul 17, 2018
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SIOUX FALLS — Jennifer Oberg has been helping businesses grow in South Dakota for 20 years. She has facilitated the creation of numerous jobs, secured...
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Posted on Jul 16, 2018
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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 designated as Opportunity...
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Posted on Jul 13, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jul 12, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jul 11, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jun 27, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jun 25, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Jun 22, 2018
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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 designated as Opportunity...
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Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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