With many cities in the state facing mounting workforce shortage issues, communities are stepping up exploration of bringing in labor from beyond the state — and the country’s — borders.
On Tuesday, Lutheran Social Services (LSS) executive director Tim Jurgens addressed the Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) quarterly meeting at the Avera Professional Pavilion about how that process could look.
LSS helps with refugee resettlement within the state of South Dakota.
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In an effort to encourage more livestock development, the sale and use tax rebate programs (South Dakota Jobs Grant and Reinvestment Payment Program) are now available for that purpose. Last year, South Dakota counties turned down millions of dollars in capital investment related to livestock development. With the increased focus on agriculture at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) with the Ag Development division relocating into the agency, the GOED saw an opportunity to address this very important issue.
The GOED recognized that there was an opportunity to utilize two existing programs within the agency that have existed for several...
Along with April showers turning into May flowers I hope you are celebrating National Economic Development Week! Yes, get out your party hats and whoop it up with all your friends and family to celebrate our diverse and growing economy in Yankton.
You hear me constantly talking about collaboration and partnerships and how together we can create greater momentum. Within the realm of economic development, it isn’t one organization (such as City, County, MMC, YSD, YAPG) working independently to strengthen the economy. We all may have separate strategic plans and mission statements, but the overall vision for the community is what...
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Every day, a typical American will spend more than 11 hours interacting with media. On average, we check our phones every 12 minutes — immersing ourselves in screens more than 80 times per day. You hardly need me to point out the ever-increasing dependency on connected technologies in our everyday lives.
But while the connectedness of our networks and devices bolsters convenience in an astounding way, that convenience brings heightened vulnerability.
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