News & Events

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

Helping people afford homes

Monday, May 15, 2017

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...
Offering a helping hand, not a handout

Monday, May 08, 2017

“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...
GROW SD Celebrates Community Action Month

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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...
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...
Small businesses have big impact

Monday, May 01, 2017

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...
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...
Community Profile

Monday, February 27, 2017

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...
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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