Economic Gateway http://growsd.org GROW South Dakota News RSS Feed Fri, 22 Jun 2018 07:54:20 -0700 en-us Celebrating Homeownership Month http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17629 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 June is National Homeownership Month, a time to recognize how owning a home relates not just to achieving the American Dream, but also to providing stable lives for families and creating stronger neig... GROW SD Celebrates Community during NeighborWorks Week http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17630 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 During NeighborWorks Week, GROW South Dakota will host two open houses on June 6, 11 AM to 6 PM, with lunch being served 11 AM to 2 PM. The homes are located at 616 8th Ave E., and 105 Arnie Dr., Siss... Celebrating Homeownership in June http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17487 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 04 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 June is National Homeownership Month. It’s a time to celebrate the positive effect homebuying can have on household wealth and neighborhood stability as well as our region’s overall econom... Facilitating Strong Communities, Celebrating NeighborWorks Week http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17614 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community … Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, f... Encouraging Homegrown Businesses http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17223 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Small businesses can have a big impact. Did you know that two out of three new private-sector jobs in the United States since the Great Recession were created by small businesses? Since 1963, t... Encouraging Homegrown Businesses http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17263 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Small businesses can have a big impact. Did you know that two out of three new private-sector jobs in the United States since the Great Recession were created by small businesses? Since 1963, the P... Celebrating Community Action Month http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17264 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 30 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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... NESDEC Board Member Sought http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17007 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) dba GROW South Dakota is seeking a board candidate for a Low Income Representative on the Board of Directors. The board member will represent c... An Opportune Time to Improve Financial Literacy http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=17017 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A recent survey by GOBankingRates indicates 57 percent of Americans have less than $1000 in savings. Without an adequate buffer of emergency funds, unexpected expenses like car repairs or doctor&rsquo... Down Payment Funds Deploying Ahead of Schedule http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=16819 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 GROW South Dakota has received $4.1 million in funding to support down payment assistance for families with low to moderate income. In April 2017, GROW SD received funding from Project Reinvest for 20... Bringing Homeowners Warmth, Safety and Savings http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=16257 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Taking steps to weatherize and increase the energy efficiency of a home can result in serious long-term savings. The average American homeowner that makes weatherization upgrades saves $300 per year i... Tax Law Changes Demand Attention http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=16095 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   For most small business owners, changes in the tax law take a back seat to the day to day operations.  Here&rsquo... GROW SD Receives State Farm® Grant to Support Small Business http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=16047 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) dba GROW South Dakota (GROW SD) recently received a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm for its technical assistance (TA) program f... Aberdeen to Host 2018 SD Women’s Business Conference http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=16001 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 On March 9, 2018, women business leaders from across the state will gather in Aberdeen, South Dakota for The Women’s Business Conference. The one-day will, encourage, inspire and educate female ... Improve the Air Quality in Your Home http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=16002 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is very important. Poor indoor air quality is currently one of the top five leading factors that affect respiratory health in the U... Boosting homeownership rates http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15346 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 29 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 After the housing crash, the U.S. homeownership rate fell to 50-year low. The economy has taken a while to turn around but Census Bureau data indicates homeownership is on the rise. In July of 2017, t... Promoting stable housing http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15345 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 22 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 One of the big benefits of owning a home is a stable living environment for children. Studies have shown that safe, secure housing improves children’s well being. If you want to give your fam... Homebuyer 101 http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15344 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Are you ready to buy your first home? This is a question GROW South Dakota wants to help you answer. Our knowledgeable staff can work with you to assess your finances and determine how much hou... Making home ownership a reality http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15343 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 08 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Experts have long recommend that people have 20 percent to put towards a down payment for a home purchase. But for countless families, saving up that much money while paying 30 percent or more of thei... NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15437 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC), dba GROW South Dakota, recently received a $780,800 Community Economic Development gra... Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018 http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15438 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Thu, 04 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018 Every year, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority conducts a one-day count of homeless persons in the state. The count is mandated by HUD. Again ... An ally for first time homebuyers http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15342 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 01 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Buying a home is a complicated endeavor. The paperwork and legalese involved are daunting, especially for first time homebuyers. Fortunately, South Dakota residents have an ally in the home buy... Homebuyer Coaching is a Success http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15490 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Sun, 31 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Homebuyer Coaching is a Success GROW SD received grants from the Citi Foundation and State Farm to support programs to help prepare people to buy homes through coaching efforts that helped hundreds... Amplify your savings http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14977 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 25 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Saving money isn’t easy. In a recent survey, 62 percent of Americans reported they had less than $1,000 in their savings accounts. Twenty-one percent didn’t even have a savings account. ... Rental Property Repairs Available http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=15043 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 -0800 Whether it is for a new roof or a new bathroom, landlords looking to improve their properties have a great opportunity. Rental property owners can receive up to $15,000 in matching funds to renovate t...