Economic Gateway http://www.yanktonedc.com Yankton Area Progressive Growth News RSS Feed Thu, 18 Oct 2018 21:32:23 -0700 en-us 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... '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... YAPG: Entity Interested In Former City Land http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=18294 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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... New Casey’s Store Coming To Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=17920 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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/yankton-news-and-info/?item=17919 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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... A Big Splash For Dive In Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=17819 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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... Westbrook Estates Addressing Need for Workforce Housing in Yankton http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=17598 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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... Time To 'Think Big' http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=17464 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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... South Sioux City, Winnebago, Yankton, Vermillion areas named 'Opportunity Zones' http://www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info/?item=17251 www.yanktonedc.com/yapg/yankton-news-and-info 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...