Economic Gateway http://www.yanktonedc.com Yankton Area Progressive Growth News RSS Feed Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:53:48 -0700 en-us Get to Know YAPG CEO Nancy Wenande http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=18984 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news 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... New Funding Source For South Dakota Companies http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=18599 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news 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... A Collaboration to Build Yankton’s Future Workforce http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=18538 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news 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 ... New Casey’s Store Coming To Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17920 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 04 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Another vacant property is about to be occupied once again. Casey’s General Store is set to open a fourth Yankton location at the intersection of 23rd St. and Broadway Ave. in a location prev... SD capitalizing on rising tourism from new market segments http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17919 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIERRE, S.D.—South Dakota tourism grew for the eighth straight year in 2017, although expansion was hindered somewhat by a lagging farm economy. "We're a rural state, and we depend a... Westbrook Estates Addressing Need for Workforce Housing in Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17598 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Thu, 31 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Cities are only just beginning to understand the importance of developing “workforce housing,” a term for housing that combines affordability with proximity to the workplace. Workforce hou... South Sioux City, Winnebago, Yankton, Vermillion areas named 'Opportunity Zones' http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17251 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 14 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 SOUTH SIOUX CITY -- State officials in Nebraska and South Dakota have nominated five Siouxland census tracts to be designated as "Opportunity Zones," meaning they could receive future invest... Change is coming to state economic development http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17250 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 07 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 All three candidates - two Republicans and a Democratic - plan changes for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development when one wins election Nov. 6 as South Dakota’s next chief executiv... Gallup and Sharecare Announce 2017 State Well-Being Rankings http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16688 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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... Wenande Takes The Reins At YAPG http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16709 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Tue, 06 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -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... Access Systems Named One of Iowa's Top 5 Workplaces 2018 http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=19227 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Access Systems was named second in the mid-sized company category for Top Workplaces in Iowa for 2018 by the Des Moines Register. This year marks the fourth year in a row Access Systems has been named... Forum Eyes Growth Issues http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=19062 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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... Officials Clarify Bond Proposal http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=18986 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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... 9Round to open in Irvine this September http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=18943 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events Tue, 04 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 9Round, the world’s fastest-growing kickboxing fitness franchise, will open this September at 4255 Campus Drive #A108, Irvine, California 92612. The new 9Round is the second in the area and one of m... SDSU President Discusses School, Farm Economy, CAFOs http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=18704 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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... Fewer Hurdles Ahead http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=18681 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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... South Dakota Housing Authority Given Glimpse Of Westbrook Project http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=18540 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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/news-&-events/?item=18519 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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/news-&-events/?item=18335 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events 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... YAPG: Entity Interested In Former City Land http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=18294 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0700 A new business may be making its way to Yankton, but details are still scant at this time. On Monday, the Yankton City Commission unanimously approved the transfer of 10 acres of land on the east s... A Big Splash For Dive In Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events/?item=17819 www.yanktonedc.com/news-&-events Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Another step has been taken in making Yankton’s future aquatic facility a reality. Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) has donated $250,000 to Dive In Yankton (DIY), a private committee de...