Economic Gateway http://www.yanktonedc.com Yankton Area Progressive Growth News RSS Feed Thu, 26 Apr 2018 21:53:51 -0700 en-us New RTEC Scholarship Opportunities for Welders http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17011 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 By 2020, the American Welding Society reports there will be a significant shortage of welders in the U.S—an estimated 290,000 welding jobs will be unfilled. The Regional Technical Education C... Gallup and Sharecare Announce 2017 State Well-Being Rankings http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16688 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 0000 15:23:43 -0800 Gallup and Sharecare released 2017 results from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, which found significant declines in well-being across U.S. Findings painted a bleak picture of the well-being of ... South Dakota allows business to prosper http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16687 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 There are many things happening in our state that lead me to be hopeful about South Dakota’s future, especially in the realm of economic development. Overall, 2017 was a great year in terms of e... Rail investments can boost local economies http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16686 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Infrastructure is at the forefront of policy discussions these days. The White House recently released its plan for a massive infrastructure program. Governors and state legislatures across the countr... Stephenson Dedicated To Giving Back http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16821 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Rob Stephenson grew up in Yankton, left home, then returned in the late ‘90s to work for First Dakota National Bank. Since then, he has spent the last 21 years trying to give back to his hometow... Stephenson Wins Yaggie Cornerstone Award http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16735 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Frank Yaggie Cornerstone Award is the highlight honor given out each year at the end of the Yankton Chamber of Commerce Social and Awards program.  This year’s recipient is Rob Stephens... Officials Discuss Plans For Walnut Street Improvements http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16507 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 2800 15:21:44 -0800 A long-anticipated street reconstruction project in Yankton is about to begin. Walnut Street’s reconstruction from Second Street to Fourth Street is set to get under way in the coming months,... With WAIC Complete, Archery Center Looks Towards Growth http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16506 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As the World Archery Indoor Championships (WAIC) leave Yankton, what comes next at the NFAA Easton Yankton Archery Center? First is April’s First Dakota Classic archery tournament, where staf... Wenande Takes The Reins At YAPG http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16709 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Nancy Wenande has taken on many roles in serving the Yankton community. This month, she’ll officially take on a new one — CEO of Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG). "I had s... Growing Yankton’s Manufacturing Base http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16101 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The outlook for manufacturers in the new year is positive. A recent survey by the National Association of Manufacturers found that companies are very optimistic about growth opportunities in 2018. Nea... How Governor’s Proposals Could Spark Growth of South Dakota Breweries http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16035 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 2400 15:18:42 -0800 YANKTON, S.D. – Less than two minutes of the Governor’s State of the State address addressed micro-breweries in South Dakota. The Governor says he plans to “peel back red tap... South Dakota Population Increases by 0.9 Percent in 2017 http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16034 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau show that South Dakota's population growth last year was slightly ahead of the national rate, and better than the rates of neighboring states. MITCHELL, S... DAUGAARD: Wind power contributing to South Dakota's economy http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15535 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 As most people in rural South Dakota can tell you, the wind is almost always blowing. Living on the prairie, windy days are inevitable. It just comes with the territory — which is why it only ma... USD, governor's office to team up on bioscience projects http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15518 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 8400 15:15:39 -0800 VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business on announced the creation of a proof-of-concept partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Developm... Start a Business at Yankton Startup Weekend http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15037 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 4000 15:13:58 -0800 Entrepreneurs or innovators may spend years learning how to turn ideas into a marketable product. Imagine if there was some way to transform your most-groundbreaking idea into an actual product in a m... A Cup of Coffee Stimulating Entrepreneurial Success http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15036 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Entrepreneurs understand that innovative ideas and solutions to ongoing challenges are often found over a cup of coffee. Our Yankton, South Dakota, community understands the relationship betwee... Building a Skilled Workforce by Helping Students Develop Talent http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15035 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 4400 15:12:37 -0800 Students are talented in different ways - from the one who discovered a love for welding in high school to the one who started coding in elementary school. In southeast South Dakota, we understand... A Thriving Community Built on a Solid Educational Foundation http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14637 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 A thriving community is built upon a solid foundation of education. Members of a well-educated community enter the workforce fully equipped with the skills and resources they need to reach their goals... Minnesota-based Great Plains Processing Expanding to Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14800 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Great Plains Processing (GPP), a custom spray drying and animal feed manufacturer based in Luverne, Minnesota, announced today that it is expanding its operations to Yankton, South Dakota. The Board o... YAPG Offers Update On Search For President http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14761 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) is coming closer to naming a replacement for recently departed President John Kramer. During the group’s quarterly meeting Tuesday at the Avera Professi... You Earned it, You Keep it in South Dakota http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14635 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 0000 15:10:56 -0800 “Nothing can be said to be certain, except and taxes,” Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying. And each paycheck is a reminder of how certain taxes are. Although we all understan... Napa Junction Will Expand Industrial Site Offerings http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14634 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 How can a community build a thriving local economy? What actions must they take? While communities will differ about the specific approaches to take, most strategies share a common goal - to at... South Dakota Regional Community Development Forum Reveals Powerful Strategies for Native Economic Development http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14465 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 26 Apr 9600 15:09:51 -0800 The Native CDFI Network (NCN), sponsored by  Citi Community Development, convened Native community development stakeholders from across South Dakota and the region at the South Dakota Regional Co... Napa Junction Grain Terminal near Yankton opens export markets, improves price http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14464 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 YANKTON, S.D. — Dakota Plains Ag Center LLC held its grand opening Sept. 7 for a new $40 million grain facility northwest of Yankton at Napa Junction. After years of planning and 17 months of... SD Labor Secretary Discusses Youth Participation http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17151 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 South Dakota is trying to stem the trend of falling labor participation amongst the state’s youth. Tuesday, Marcia Hultman, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, g...