Economic Gateway http://www.yanktonedc.com Yankton Area Progressive Growth News RSS Feed Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:48:55 -0800 en-us 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 Fri, 21 Jan 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 Fri, 21 Jan 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... Dykstra Named 2017 South Dakota Broadcaster Of The Year http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14853 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Curt Dykstra’s passion for broadcasting began when he was given a small green transistor radio as a child around 50 years ago, which he utilized to listen to music and sporting games. That ra... 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 Fri, 21 Jan 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 Fri, 21 Jan 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 Fri, 21 Jan 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... Housing for a Growing Workforce http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14160 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 With tech trends changing quickly and virtual reality the hot new topic, sometimes it is easy to forget what things are needs and what things are wants. At the most basic level, there are a few ess... 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... Custom Incentives for Site Selection http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14159 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Selecting the best site for industrial development is challenging, especially when all the options are fully equipped with the utilities, water, sewer, and telecommunications that your business needs.... Napa Junction Facility Celebrated in Grand Opening http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=13729 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The idea of a major grain terminal, balloon track and industrial rail park at Napa Junction northwest of Yankton once seemed like a fever dream after it ran into considerable opposition from residents... YAPG Sees Solid Support For Latest YES Campaign http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=13429 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) announced Monday that it raised $2.9 million in pledges with its latest campaign, surpassing its goal and besting the amount raised five years ago by $500,000. ... South Dakota Population Increases By 0.9 Percent In 2017 http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15636 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 South Dakota's population growth last year was slightly ahead of the national rate, and better than the rates of neighboring states. Figures show 869,666 people live in South Dakota, compared w... Dakota Rising Fellowship Helps Local Businesses http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=15635 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Dakota Rising is a free comprehensive Fellowship experience that seeks out, celebrates and inspires rural entrepreneurs. The 24-month program is designed to provide rural entrepreneurs with the tools,... Survey suggests more economic growth ahead for Midwest http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14852 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Fri, 21 Jan 7200 15:12:54 -0800 A monthly survey of business leaders suggests that economic conditions continued to improve last month for nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a report released. The Mid-America Busines... Need-based financial aid program in the works for South Dakota http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14851 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 South Dakota is one of the only states that doesn’t offer a need-based financial aid program. The South Dakota Board of Regents has been working on a program, Dakota’s Promise, to chang... The Source for Quality Technical Education and Training http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14636 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 In today’s incredibly competitive business climate, high quality technical education and training can open up an entirely new realm of opportunities for workers. In Yankton, South Dakota,... YAPG Seeking a Chief Executive Officer http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14233 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) is seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer.  Under the direction of the YAPG Board of Directors, this position oversees all programs, activities a... Sapa Flies New Flag of Ownership http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=14191 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Sapa Extrusions, Inc., now operates under a new flag and a new name. As of Monday, Yankton’s Sapa facility is now Norsk Hydro (pronounced Hee-dro) Extruded Solutions after Sapa was fully acqu... Port Yankton: Feasible, But Long Road Ahead http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=13497 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Even if every step to make the proposed Port Yankton casino, hotel, convention and entertainment facility were successful — including a change to the state’s constitution — the earli...