Economic Gateway http://growsd.org GROW South Dakota News RSS Feed Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:03:34 -0700 en-us National grant to help with down payment assistance http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13507 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Did you know that GROW South Dakota recently received a $2.4 million grant — the largest in our organization’s history? We were one of 19 national awardees to receive funds from the Projec... Down Payment Loan Makes New Home a Possibility http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13894 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Jeff and Judy lived in a Sioux Falls apartment and had been planning to buy a home for years. They found a place they liked, and they could afford the monthly mortgage payment, but after years of incr... Helping South Dakotans fulfill the American Dream http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13506 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Many people dream of owning their own home. But fewer people have been able to realize this dream in recent years. Saving enough money for a down payment and closing costs is one of the biggest obstac... Benefits of Homeownership http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13505 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Thu, 21 Sep 8400 15:04:50 -0800 Owning a home has long been a part of the American Dream. Buying a house helps build personal wealth. Owning a house is associated with better health outcomes and having children who do better in scho... Are you signed up for our newsletter? http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13394 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Our monthly newsletter is a great way to stay informed about all the positive developments at GROW South Dakota. Our website has an archive of past newsletters too. Access the latest information on... Need help buying a house? http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13393 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Rates of homeownership have hit an all-time low. Only about 63 percent of Americans own a home, the lowest rate since 1965. The primary reason is affordability. As housing costs have surged in recent ... GROW SD Provides Lasting Improvements http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13383 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A disabled man was having problems with his house to the point that the city had issued citations requiring him to make improvements by a certain deadline. His disability kept him out of work, and the... Take steps towards home ownership http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13390 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A recent report indicates housing affordability has declined since 2012. It’s no wonder many consider homeownership a lofty goal. This makes loan programs to help low to mid income families affo... Encouraging small business success http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12765 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Thu, 21 Sep 4400 15:01:48 -0800 Did you know that more than half of all small businesses fail within the first four years? How does an entrepreneur avoid the typical startup pitfalls? Recognizing strengths and limitations is a key f... Keep up with GROW South Dakota http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12764 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~Theodore Roosevelt These wise words from our 26th president are a gentle reminder to help others when we can. GROW South Dakota ha... You can help sustain GROW South Dakota‚Äôs services http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12763 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For half a century, GROW South Dakota has been working to expand housing, community and economic development programs and services across rural South Dakota. We strive to meet the needs of individu... Helping consumers navigate health insurance http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12762 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Evaluating health insurance plans can be a confusing process. Many people end up paying more than they need to for their plans. Often this is because of lack of education. A recent study showed as man... GROW SD Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Support Down Payment Assistance http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12938 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 GROW SD Receives $2.4 Million Grant to Support Down Payment Assistance GROW South Dakota has earned a $2.4 million grant from Project Reinvest: Homeownership program. The largest grant in GROW SD&r... Mural to be Painted on GROW SD Office Building http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12942 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A new mural will soon be painted on the south side of the GROW South Dakota office building in Sisseton. GROW South Dakota received a grant from Rural LISC to commission community art project... Keep up with GROW South Dakota http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12761 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For more than 50 years, GROW South Dakota has been a driving force behind growth in the state’s rural communities. The nonprofit won a Bush Prize for Community Innovation from the Bush Foundatio... Stop Energy Leaks http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11776 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 GROW South Dakota is committed to working with you and providing energy savings information.  GROW South Dakota can perform a home energy assessment which will put savings in your pocket. The res... GROW SD Celebrates NeighborWorks Week http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12448 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 On June 7, GROW South Dakota will celebrate NeighborWorks Week and Homeownership Month in Sisseton by offering refreshments and information in its headquarters parking lot.  Everyone is invited f... GROW SD Offers Home Buyers Down Payment Assistance http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12475 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 June is National Homeownership Month, and it’s a great time to get into a home. GROW SD makes that easier for home buyers by offering down payment and closing cost assistance. Some people who... GROW SD to Host Program on Age-Friendly Communities http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12332 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 On June 14, GROW South Dakota will host a program on Age-Friendly Communities at 1:00 p.m. at the Dakota Events Center, in Aberdeen. The program will provide community and economic development profess... FREE Business Workshops to be Held in June http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12257 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In June 2017 GROW South Dakota will be hosting a free workshop titled Get Your Business Online in Clear Lake, Eureka, and Highmore. Attendees will learn from Google experts through video pre... GROW SD Receives Grant for Sisseton Master Plan http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=12213 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The South Dakota Community Foundation recently awarded GROW South Dakota a grant to be used in leading a master planning process for Sisseton, SD. The grant will enable Grow SD to coach and facilitate... GROW SD Celebrates Community Action Month http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11915 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In May, community action agencies nationwide observe Community Action Month, a period set aside to recognize the contributions that nonprofits, volunteers, and other committed citizens can make in imp... GROW SD Increases its Rental Portfolio http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11916 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 GROW SD added two new properties to its rental portfolio in January when it took on apartment buildings in Pollock and Sisseton. Altogether, the organization owns and/or manages 141 rental units in se... Age Friendly Communites http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11918 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800   May is Older Americans Month. Anytime is a good time to recognize the contributions as well as the needs of America’s seniors, and this month is a good time to mention GROW SD’s ... GROW SD Celebrates World Book Day with Donation to Library http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11527 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In honor of World Book and Copyright Day, celebrated on April 23, GROW South Dakota donated a copy of the recently published book NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Com...