Economic Gateway http://www.yanktonedc.com Yankton Area Progressive Growth News RSS Feed Tue, 20 Nov 2018 20:41:26 -0800 en-us Mount Marty College opens new nursing center, simulation lab http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19875 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — Mount Marty College has opened a new nursing center and simulation lab to provide hands-on training in a range of health care situations from basic health assessments to adv... Support Local Nonprofits on Giving Tuesday http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19850 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Sun, 18 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 November 27 is Giving Tuesday, a day where people throughout our community, and the world, donate to the causes they are passionate about. This is a global day of giving. Unlike shopping holidays like... Supporting and Celebrating Female Entrepreneurs http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19405 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Thu, 11 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 October is National Women’s Small Business Month. It’s an opportune time to recognize and celebrate female entrepreneurs and their impact on our economy. Amy Bailey is a prime examp... Nancy Wenande on Alive at Five http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19847 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Our CEO visited with David Leonard, the host of KYNT 1450's Alive at 5 program, on November 15th! Listen to the conversation here! Learn more about Alive at 5 here! ... Polling The People http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19830 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Port Yankton supporters will decide by January whether to resurrect the proposed entertainment complex and convention center. Plans include a casino, requiring a state constitutional amendment. Cur... Labor Department Provides Businesses $510,000 to Expand Apprenticeships http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19839 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has provided $510,000 in incentive funding to help businesses expand the number of pre-apprenticeships and Registered Apprenticeships ... Diving in, But Not Driving Apart http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19804 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 It’s no secret how the Yankton City Commission feels about the aquatic center issue that now faces Yankton voters. We stood together on Oct. 8 and voted unanimously to “dive in” t... YAPG Celebrates Sale Of Final Lot In Westbrook's First Phase http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19803 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Thu, 08 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Lot four, block two of phase one of the Westbrook Estates real estate development has been sold to Johanneson Contracting of Yankton to be developed into a duplex. More significantly, this marks th... 'Us Vs. Them' In County Race? http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19431 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Tue, 16 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 “Us versus them?” The Yankton County Commission candidates tackled that question during Monday night’s debate at the Discovery Church. An audience member noted, in a written co... Supporting Mount Marty College is Necessary for the Yankton Community http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19389 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Yankton Area Progressive Growth is proud to be a $1 million donor in to Mount Marty College Fieldhouse project and other campus improvements.  The mission of YAPG includes offering assistance to ... Yankton Area Chamber Celebrates National Business Women’s Week http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19376 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation announces the annual National Business Women’s Week™ (NBWW) held Oct. 15-21. NBWW offers com... YAPG Donates to the MMC Project http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19318 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Mount Marty College’s (MMC) long-awaited athletic fieldhouse is one step closer to becoming a reality. On Tuesday, Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) donated $1 million to MMC as a show o... Napa Junction Community Investment http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19325 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Lately there has been some confusion regarding the investment that Dakota Plains has made in Yankton County.  Let me help by providing some facts in a format that is easy to understand. A TID ... Local Growth: Fact Vs. Fiction http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19314 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 As we move closer to Election Day, whether it’s a statewide or a local race, please educate yourself on the candidates and the issues. It is our right and our privilege to have the opportunity t... What's An Opportunity Zone? http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19294 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development team traveled to Yankton on September 21st. Here's their presentation about what opportunity zones are, what they can do for our... Forum Eyes Growth Issues http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=19062 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Mon, 10 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Economic and growth issues dominated candidate forum held Saturday. Yankton’s GFWC Woman’s Club this weekend hosted an hour-long County Commission candidate forum at the Hillcrest Count... Get to Know YAPG CEO Nancy Wenande http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18984 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Thu, 06 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Nancy Wenande took the lead as YAPG’s CEO in March 2018. Wenande is a Yankton native who studied at Black Hills State and then moved away for work to Maryland and Nebraska. She made her way b... Officials Clarify Bond Proposal http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18986 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A proposed pelleting plant may be sailing in smoother waters after being the subject of online controversy. Officials with Dakota Protein LLC appeared before the Yankton County Commission to clarif... SDSU President Discusses School, Farm Economy, CAFOs http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18704 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A wide-ranging discussion was on the agenda at Yankton Area Progressive Growth’s (YAPG) quarterly meeting Tuesday. South Dakota State University (SDSU) president Barry Dunn took local officia... New Funding Source For South Dakota Companies http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18599 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIERRE, S.D. - Entrepreneurs can make a big difference in an area's economy.  There's now another way new companies in South Dakota can get funding.  South Dakota Equity Partne... Fewer Hurdles Ahead http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18681 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Mon, 13 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 It’s almost time for the tents to rise, for vendors to move in and for all the other trappings of Riverboat Days to come to Riverside Park in downtown Yankton. And once again, officials are d... A Collaboration to Build Yankton’s Future Workforce http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18538 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 In a recent national survey of 2,000 employers, 46 percent indicated it’s difficult to find the talent they need to fill jobs. Positions requiring skilled labor, such as electrician, welder and ... South Dakota Housing Authority Given Glimpse Of Westbrook Project http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18540 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Years of planning and building have given rise to an affordable housing project that could be a model for similar communities across the state. Wednesday, members of the South Dakota Housing Author... SDSU President Barry H. Dunn to Speak at YAPG Meeting http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18519 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Join us to hear from South Dakota State University President Barry H. Dunn and learn more about SDSU’s new five-year strategic plan and the impact it will have on our community, workforce d... South Dakota Equity Partners Holds First Closing of Fund http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18335 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info Wed, 18 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Early and growth stage companies in South Dakota now have access to additional equity capital as South Dakota Equity Partners (SDEP), a public-private partnership supported by the Governor’s Off...