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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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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...
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Posted on Jun 13, 2018
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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,...
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Posted on May 31, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Apr 16, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Mar 13, 2018
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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...
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Posted on Mar 12, 2018
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