Economic Gateway http://growsd.org GROW South Dakota News RSS Feed Sun, 28 May 2017 17:13:05 -0700 en-us 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... A safe place to raise a family http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11842 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Did you know that homeownership is good for children? Families that own rather than rent their homes tend to be more stable, which translates to kids feeling safer, having fewer behavioral problems an... 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... Helping people afford homes http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11841 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Have you always dreamed of owning your own home? The biggest hurdle to homeownership is the down payment. But even for those who struggle to save, homeownership isn’t out of reach. There&rsqu... Offering a helping hand, not a handout http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11839 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of hum... 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 ... Small businesses have big impact http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11837 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The first week of May is National Small Business Week, a time to celebrate the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Did you know that more than half of... 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... Sisseton Landmark Selected for Art Installation http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11190 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Markus Tracy is preparing his canvas for one of the public art project to be completed on Veterans Avenue in Sisseton in preparation for the community's 125th celebration in June. U... GROW SD Receives State FarmĀ® Grant to Prepare Homebuyers http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11191 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 GROW South Dakota recently received a Good Neighbor Citizenship Grant from State Farm for its Preparing Homebuyers project. The purpose of the project is to support prospective homebuyers in evaluatin... Annual Statistics Tell Positive Story http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=11180 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 2016 was big year for business development in S.D. The South Dakota Small Business Development Center was a significant force in job development in 2016. Its offices helped create or retain 1,434... Get Your Business Online Workshops to be Held In March http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10801 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In March 2017 GROW South Dakota will be hosting a free workshop titled Get Your Business Online in Faulkton, Britton, Webster, and Redfiled. Attendees will learn from Google experts through video ... GROW SD Offers Up to $10,000 in Down Payment /Closing Cost for Home Loans http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10803 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 GROW South Dakota, the statewide community and economic development nonprofit, can offer income-qualified homebuyers financing to cover down payment and  closing costs when purchasing a home. Pot... Community Profile http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10265 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Today, South Dakota is characterized by very favorable attributes. As the #1 business tax climate in America, according to the Tax Foundation, South Dakota offers also offers the #1 Environment for En... Gallup and Healthways Release 2016 State Well-Being Rankings http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10740 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Gallup and Healthways have released the State of American Well-Being: 2016 State Well-Being Rankings report, which highlights important trends in health and well-being. Notably, overall w... 2017 SOUTH DAKOTA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10741 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Mark your calendar for the 2017 South Dakota Economic Development Conference - April 25 and 26 in Sioux Falls. Click here for more details. ... South Dakota's economy sees 7th straight year of growth http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10742 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 For the seventh straight year, South Dakota saw a record number of visitors, resulting in economic growth. A study by Tourism Economics shows visitor spending reached $3.8 billion in 2016. There wa... USDA Rural Development invests $422 million in 2016 helping rural South Dakotans http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10743 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development mission area invested $422 million in to rural South Dakota in 2016, as outlined in South Dakota’s 2016 Progress Report, provi... GROW SD Staff Earn Professional Designation http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10467 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sandy Leiseth and Wade Veflin with GROW South Dakota received certification as a Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC). HDFP Certification is a pr... Energy Assistance Available http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10481 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) helps eligible South Dakotans Pay for home heating costs. Energy assistance can be applied for from October 1 through May 15. Eligibility for the progr... Is Small Specialty Retailing Coming Into Its Own? http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10193 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   According to some retail experts, we have entered into a new phase of retailing where customers are in the driver seat... GROW SD Celebrates Anniversary by Giving Back and Paying Forward http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=10023 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In 2016, GROW South Dakota celebrated its 50th anniversary of the establishment of NESDCAP and the beginning of its mission of serving the people of South Dakota in housing, economic and community dev...