Success Stories

Bringing Homeowners Warmth, Safety and Savings

Thursday, March 01, 2018

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...
Tax Law Changes Demand Attention

Friday, February 16, 2018

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...
Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

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...
Boosting homeownership rates

Monday, January 29, 2018

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...
Promoting stable housing

Monday, January 22, 2018

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...
Homebuyer 101

Monday, January 15, 2018

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...
Making home ownership a reality

Monday, January 08, 2018

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...
NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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 grant from...
Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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....
An ally for first time homebuyers

Monday, January 01, 2018

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...
Homebuyer Coaching is a Success

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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...
Amplify your savings

Monday, December 25, 2017

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...
Helping you save for homeownership

Monday, December 18, 2017

“There is something permanent, and something extremely profound, in owning a home.” ~Kenny Guinn Buying a house is life changing. It brings a sense of accomplishment...
Act now to breathe easy later

Monday, December 11, 2017

October is National Indoor Air Quality Month. It’s a great way to raise awareness, because even though we spend 80 percent of our time in...
Buying a home makes financial sense

Monday, December 04, 2017

There are many benefits to owning a home. One of the biggest is financial: homeowners build wealth over time in a way that renters do...
Rental Property Repairs Available

Monday, December 04, 2017

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...
Triple your savings

Monday, November 27, 2017

Many Americans pay more than the recommended 30 percent of their income towards renting a home or apartment each month. This makes saving up for...
A home for the holidays

Monday, November 20, 2017

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...
A day for giving back

Monday, November 13, 2017

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...
The benefits of shopping small

Monday, November 06, 2017

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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