News & Events

This page highlights the most recent news about GROW South Dakota and our surrounding communities!

Find an affordable apartment

Monday, October 30, 2017

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...
Children benefit from stable housing

Monday, October 23, 2017

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...
Need help buying a house?

Monday, October 16, 2017

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...
Looking Towards the Future

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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...
Weatherize to reduce heating and cooling costs

Monday, October 09, 2017

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...
Celebrating women in business

Monday, October 02, 2017

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...
GROW SD Seeking Two New Board Members

Thursday, September 28, 2017

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...
Meeting the need for affordable housing

Monday, September 25, 2017

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...
Benefits of Homeownership

Monday, September 04, 2017

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...
Are you signed up for our newsletter?

Monday, August 28, 2017

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...
GROW SD Provides Lasting Improvements

Thursday, August 10, 2017

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...
GROW SD Celebrates NeighborWorks Week

Monday, June 05, 2017

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....
FREE Business Workshops to be Held in June

Monday, May 22, 2017

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...
GROW SD Increases its Rental Portfolio

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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...
Age Friendly Communites

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

  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...
Sisseton Landmark Selected for Art Installation

Friday, March 31, 2017

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...
Annual Statistics Tell Positive Story

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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...
GROW SD Staff Earn Professional Designation

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

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...
Energy Assistance Available

Monday, February 06, 2017

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...
Is Small Specialty Retailing Coming Into Its Own?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

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...
Duenwald Transportation

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Dan Duenwald knows transportation. He had been in the business twenty seven years when he decided to take a risk and start his own business....
GROW SD Featured in NeighborWorks America Book

Sunday, October 30, 2016

NeighborWorks America recently published NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network.  The book, published in December 2016, inlcudes GROW South Dakota. The book consists of case...
Mark Nelson Awarded the Heart of Dakota

Friday, September 16, 2016

Congratulations to Mark Nelson, GROW South Dakota Loan Officer, on being name a Heart of Dakota recipient by the Britton Journal. Mark was one of...
Regional Roundtable Serves Northeastern South Dakota

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Yesterday, the Regional Roundtable welcomed the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Scott Stern. The recently appointed Commissioner addressed the group and took time to answer...
Preparing for the New Overtime Rule Change

Monday, August 15, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director So you’ve heard about the new overtime rules going into place, right?  If not, the key change...
South Dakota Community Needs

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Every few years, GROW South Dakota conducts a survey of South Dakota residents to help it understand how citizens view their state and how GROW...
Ensuring Community Success through Housing

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Quality housing is scarce in rural South Dakota and the solution to create more housing is challenging to solve. One small town in northeast South...
GROW SD Earns FHA Designation

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

GROW South Dakota has received approval from the Federal Housing Administration to provide down payment closing cost assistance to FHA-qualified homebuyers. The US Department of...
Celebrating National Homeownership Month

Thursday, May 26, 2016

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...
GROW Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Gala

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

On April 7, nearly 180 people attended the Gala for GROW South Dakota celebrating its 50th anniversary as a Community Action Agency. GROW SD invited...
GROW Celebrates Community Action Month

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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...
The Idea Is Only The First Step

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Having a great business idea is the springboard for getting your business off the ground, but it...
2015 BUSH PRIZE Winner Video

Monday, April 11, 2016

On November 10, 2015, GROW South Dakota was one of eight organizations in the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota region to be awarded the...
A Safe & Sound Home

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Robert and Nicole Ingvalson have discovered that a safe & sound home creates so much more than just a roof over their head. The recent...
Breaking The Myths of Small Business Funding

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Over the years I have worked with hundreds of existing and prospective business owners. There are some...
2015 Annual Report

Thursday, March 03, 2016

We hope you will take the time to read our 2015 annual report detailing our statewide efforts to improve housing, impact communities and support economic...
Supplemental Food Boxes

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

For most of us, when we need food we head to our local grocery store.  However, for some of our elderly population, this may not...
Cash Flow Pitfalls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Perhaps you have heard the phrase “Cash is King”.  You may have also heard that a major...
GROW South Dakota to Host 50th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GROW South Dakota is cordially inviting friends, clients, and partners of the organization to attend our 50th Anniversary Gala, to benefit the GROW South Dakota...
Bariki International Market

Monday, October 26, 2015

Edwin Obara, Owner; Sioux Falls, South Dakota   In April of 2015, after years of saving his own money, Edwin opened Bariki International Market in Sioux Falls,...
Family Crisis Center is Thriving

Friday, October 02, 2015

The Family Crisis Center (FCC) is a non-profit corporation that provides education, awareness, and temporary housing for domestic violence and assault victims in Spink, Faulk,...
Home Network

Friday, July 31, 2015

When Sarah Tharp decided to take over her family business, it was a big undertaking.  Her dad invested a lot of time and effort into...
A Great Experience

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bert Williams contacted GROW South Dakota in need of housing as she had recently moved to the area from Ohio and was renting a one...
A Birds Eye View

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

When Boni contacted GROW South Dakota she was researching housing options.  She recently lost her husband of forty years, was living on a limited income...
La Bella Vita

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

La Bella Vita  Cynthia Premus and Julianna Stern, Owners; Webster, South Dakota   “Small town people deserve the big city feel,” stated Julianna Stern, co-owner of La Bella...
Creating a Fresh Start

Monday, December 01, 2014

Eileen and Clinton Ellingson reached out to GROW South Dakota in August, 2014, after they had lost their home to a fire. Knowing that they...
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