Community Growth and Development

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Napa Junction Community Investment

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

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 (Tax Increment District) was created by the Yankton County Commission as an economic development tool for the Napa Junction project. A TIF (Tax Increment Financing) is the plan that is created to finance the eligible public improvement and other costs associate with the TID. The “Increment” is the difference between the taxes being paid at the time the TID was established and the taxes due on the improved property...
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YAPG Donates to the MMC Project

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

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 of support for the college’s major initiatives. The athletic fieldhouse project is the primary focus of the gift. Read the complete article from the Yankton Press & Dakotan here! Or watch the announcement:  
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Local Growth: Fact Vs. Fiction

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

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 to vote and it seems to me we should go to the polls armed with the facts and not fiction. For example, Bruce Jensen’s recent letter to the editor (which, due to the political nature of said letter, should have run as an ad) “Financial Favoritism” is all about speculation in regards to the motives of the current county commissioners and the decision to “… approve...