Economic Gateway http://www.yanktonedc.com Yankton Area Progressive Growth News RSS Feed Fri, 20 Jul 2018 21:03:58 -0700 en-us 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... Officials Discuss Plans For Walnut Street Improvements http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16507 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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 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... Growing Yankton’s Manufacturing Base http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16101 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -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 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -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 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -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... South Dakota Equity Partners Holds First Closing of Fund http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=18335 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news 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/yapg/news/?item=18294 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news 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/yapg/news/?item=17819 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news 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... Time To 'Think Big' http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17464 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Port Yankton supporters will continue their push for gaming at the proposed entertainment complex, while the downtown "Sandbox" co-working space will receive a new look and name, according t... Sec. Of Education Likes What He Sees In Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17409 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Yankton High School (YHS) is on the right track with its internship program. This was seen firsthand by South Dakota Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard when he visited YHS Wednesday morning. He ... Yankton Business Celebrates Two Decades In Yankton, Was First To Occupy Spec Building http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17389 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Tue, 08 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Friday marked two anniversaries for Yankton. May 4 marked precisely 20 years since Lewis & Clark Hydraulic Company — a division of North Sioux City-based Prince Hydraulics — began p... SD Labor Secretary Discusses Youth Participation http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17151 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Wed, 25 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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... New RTEC Scholarship Opportunities for Welders http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=17011 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 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... Onward Yankton Offers 2018 Summer Entrepreneurship Fellowships http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news/?item=16695 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/news Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Six individuals will have the opportunity to earn and learn in the 2018 summer Entrepreneurship Fellowship program through Onward Yankton. Fellows will earn an $800 scholarship or stipend. This is th...