Community Growth and Development

Global Experts Provide Local Solutions

Monday, October 02, 2017

Imagine a material so impressively versatile that it is valued by industries ranging from infrastructure and transportation, to energy and industrial design. This multifaceted material is...
YAPG Sees Solid Support For Latest YES Campaign

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) announced Monday that it raised $2.9 million in pledges with its latest campaign, surpassing its goal and besting the amount...
NFAA President Details Upcoming Expansion

Monday, June 19, 2017

In spite of a sagging farm and retail economy, it’s a time of expansion in Yankton. This was a theme Tuesday at Yankton Area Progressive Growth’s...
NFAA Addition Has Big Goals

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The dream of Olympic trials in the Yankton area may be another step closer to reality. Last week, the Yankton City Commission had an opportunity to...
BB&B Tax Intended To Promote Tourism

Thursday, December 22, 2016

All three of us attended the recent City Commission discussion on Yankton’s use of the local tourism (BB&B) tax revenues. We appreciate the efforts by...
Big Plans At Napa

Friday, December 14, 2018

The last year and a half has seen a grain shuttling facility opened and a pelleting plant beginning to take shape at Napa Junction. Now, Napa...
Nancy Wenande on Alive at Five

Friday, November 16, 2018

Our CEO visited with David Leonard, the host of KYNT 1450's Alive at 5 program, on November 15th! Listen to the conversation here! Learn more about Alive...
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...
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...
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...
Get to Know YAPG CEO Nancy Wenande

Thursday, September 06, 2018

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...
YAPG: Entity Interested In Former City Land

Friday, July 13, 2018

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...
New Casey’s Store Coming To Yankton

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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...
Archery Center Seeking Volunteers

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The National Field Archery Association Easton Yankton Archery Center is hosting the 2018 World Archery Indoor Championships and has a volunteer opportunity unlike any other....
Dakota Rising Fellowship Helps Local Businesses

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dakota Rising is a free comprehensive Fellowship experience that seeks out, celebrates and inspires rural entrepreneurs. The 24-month program is designed to provide rural entrepreneurs...
YAPG Seeking a Chief Executive Officer

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) is seeking an experienced Chief Executive Officer.  Under the direction of the YAPG Board of Directors, this position oversees all programs,...
Sapa Flies New Flag of Ownership

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Sapa Extrusions, Inc., now operates under a new flag and a new name. As of Monday, Yankton’s Sapa facility is now Norsk Hydro (pronounced Hee-dro) Extruded...
An Influential Industry Leader - Globally and Locally

Monday, August 21, 2017

Influential industry leaders share a few key characteristics including extensive experience, widespread recognition, and a dedication to quality and reliability. With seven plants in four countries,...
A Solution to Work Distractions

Monday, July 31, 2017

Entrepreneurs and remote workers quickly learn that there is a dark side to working from home. While working from home is quite flexible, it can also...
Kramer Exits YAPG

Friday, June 30, 2017

After three years at the helm, Yankton Area Progressive Growth (YAPG) president John Kramer is about to take a step back for other pursuits. Read the...
Ride-Sharing Service Coming To Yankton County

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft aren't in South Dakota, but that's not stopping one corner of the state from welcoming another ride-sharing service.  The company...
design:SD Downtown Yankton Project

Monday, April 17, 2017

Learn about the ideas presented at the design:SD reveal on April 8th and how you can get involved in the process of revitalizing downtown Yankton. More...
Community Pitches Downtown Ideas

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Members of the Yankton community — from public officials to members of the public — were challenged to think of their visions for downtown Yankton. Wednesday...
Onward Yankton To Host Public Forum Feb. 1

Monday, January 30, 2017

Onward Yankton invites community members to share their vision for Downtown Yankton during the Design South Dakota learning studio on Feb. 1 from 5:30-8:30 p.m....
Design:SD Kicks Off Downtown Yankton Project

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

“What do you celebrate about downtown Yankton?” With that simple question, the design:SD Project Downtown Yankton began on Tuesday. Read the rest of the story here!
Onward Yankton Hires Development Director

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

As part of its strategy to revitalize Downtown Yankton and inspire economic growth and development, Onward Yankton has hired Yankton native Mollie Grey as part-time...
Manufacturing Week To Engage Public, Manufacturers

Monday, October 03, 2016

While tourism and agriculture are among Yankton’s biggest economic drivers, this coming week, the manufacturing sector of the city will be taking center stage. Manufacturing Week,...
Nuns ensure Avera Health stays true to mission

Thursday, March 24, 2016

A high-ranking executive at Avera Health plans to walk into a meeting sometime soon and quote from a recent snippet in Reader’s Digest. It tells the satirical...
Employment in Greater Yankton Living

Monday, March 21, 2016

With an unemployment rate of 3.3%, you might be wondering - how does the Greater Yankton Living area do it? What is their secret to...