Economic Gateway http://growsd.org GROW South Dakota News RSS Feed Wed, 22 Nov 2017 11:59:48 -0800 en-us A home for the holidays http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14576 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Do you have a house on your holiday wish list? Consider working with GROW South Dakota to make that dream a reality. The end of the year can be a good time to buy. There are often fewer homes on th... A day for giving back http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14575 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 22 Nov 0000 15:10:56 -0800 The day after Thanksgiving, millions of Americans head to the stores seeking Black Friday holiday bargains. On Cyber Monday, there are internet shopping deals to be had. Following the excitement of... The benefits of shopping small http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14616 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 American Express started Small Business Saturday as a shopping “holiday” back in 2010. The idea was to encourage shoppers to support small, local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiv... Find an affordable apartment http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14024 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 If you struggle to afford to pay for housing, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 million Americans can’t afford the exorbitant cost of housing, according to a recent study by Harvard University. ... Children benefit from stable housing http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14023 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There are many advantages to owning a home. The financial benefits of homeownership are well established. Increasingly, we’re learning about the many social benefits of being a homeowner. A s... Need help buying a house? http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14022 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 ... Kelly Weaver Recognized for Providing Exceptional Service http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14319 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 News announcement from Small Business Development Center & America's SBDC ABERDEEN, S.D - Kelly Weaver, regional director of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center in Aberdeen, ... Looking Towards the Future http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14300 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When Lindsey Jennings graduated from cosmetology school at Lake Area Tech, she started her career at a JC Penny’s salon. She worked there for five years before she learned the store was going to... BIG Idea Competition Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Special Speaker and Entrepreneurship Survey http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14302 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The BIG Idea Competition—the business idea contest for South Dakota high school students—is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017 with a few new wrinkles. The basics of the competition ... Weatherize to reduce heating and cooling costs http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14021 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 22 Nov 2400 15:07:53 -0800 Low-income families spend a disproportionate amount of their incomes on energy bills. For more than 40 years, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program has helped million... Celebrating women in business http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13391 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The proliferation of women in the business world is a recent phenomenon. An American Express OPEN report indicates the number of women-owned businesses increased by 45 percent between 2007 and 2016. ... GROW SD Seeking Two New Board Members http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=14051 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 22 Nov 2000 15:06:58 -0800 The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) dba GROW South Dakota is seeking two board candidates to represent the Private Sector on the Board of Directors. The board members will represe... Meeting the need for affordable housing http://growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events/?item=13508 growsd.org/growsd/news-&-events Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Housing is a basic human need. Without a roof over one’s head, it’s difficult to be optimistic about the future. Yet, a recent study by the Urban Institute found there's not enough aff... 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 Wed, 22 Nov 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... 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... 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... 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...