News & Events

This page highlights the most recent news about GROW South Dakota and our surrounding communities!

Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is very important. Poor indoor air quality is currently one of the top five leading factors...
NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions

Thursday, January 04, 2018

NESDEC Provides Financing to Dakota Provisions The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC), dba GROW South Dakota, recently received a $780,800 Community Economic Development grant from...
Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Homeless Count to be held January 23, 2018 Every year, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority conducts a one-day count of homeless persons in the state....
Rental Property Repairs Available

Monday, December 04, 2017

Whether it is for a new roof or a new bathroom, landlords looking to improve their properties have a great opportunity. Rental property owners can...
GROW SD Seeking Two New Board Members

Thursday, September 28, 2017

The Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) dba GROW South Dakota is seeking two board candidates to represent the Private Sector on the Board of...
GROW SD Provides Lasting Improvements

Thursday, August 10, 2017

A disabled man was having problems with his house to the point that the city had issued citations requiring him to make improvements by a...
Homeownership Education

Monday, June 19, 2017

Are You Ready to Buy a Home? Would you like information on how to obtain a mortgage loan? Do you need assistance with Money Management?...
GROW SD Celebrates NeighborWorks Week

Monday, June 05, 2017

On June 7, GROW South Dakota will celebrate NeighborWorks Week and Homeownership Month in Sisseton by offering refreshments and information in its headquarters parking lot....
FREE Business Workshops to be Held in June

Monday, May 22, 2017

In June 2017 GROW South Dakota will be hosting a free workshop titled Get Your Business Online in Clear Lake, Eureka, and Highmore. Attendees will learn from...
GROW SD Celebrates Community Action Month

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

In May, community action agencies nationwide observe Community Action Month, a period set aside to recognize the contributions that nonprofits, volunteers, and other committed citizens...
GROW SD Increases its Rental Portfolio

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

GROW SD added two new properties to its rental portfolio in January when it took on apartment buildings in Pollock and Sisseton. Altogether, the organization...
Age Friendly Communites

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

  May is Older Americans Month. Anytime is a good time to recognize the contributions as well as the needs of America’s seniors, and this month...
Sisseton Landmark Selected for Art Installation

Friday, March 31, 2017

Markus Tracy is preparing his canvas for one of the public art project to be completed on Veterans Avenue in Sisseton in preparation for the community's 125th celebration...
Annual Statistics Tell Positive Story

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2016 was big year for business development in S.D. The South Dakota Small Business Development Center was a significant force in job development in 2016. Its...
GROW SD Staff Earn Professional Designation

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Sandy Leiseth and Wade Veflin with GROW South Dakota received certification as a Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) from the National Development Council (NDC). HDFP...
Energy Assistance Available

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP) helps eligible South Dakotans Pay for home heating costs. Energy assistance can be applied for from October 1 through...
Is Small Specialty Retailing Coming Into Its Own?

Thursday, January 19, 2017

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   According to some retail experts, we have entered into a new phase of retailing where customers are...
GROW SD Featured in NeighborWorks America Book

Sunday, October 30, 2016

NeighborWorks America recently published NeighborWorks Works: Practical Solutions from America’s Community Development Network.  The book, published in December 2016, inlcudes GROW South Dakota. The book consists of case...
Mark Nelson Awarded the Heart of Dakota

Friday, September 16, 2016

Congratulations to Mark Nelson, GROW South Dakota Loan Officer, on being name a Heart of Dakota recipient by the Britton Journal. Mark was one of...
Regional Roundtable Serves Northeastern South Dakota

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Yesterday, the Regional Roundtable welcomed the Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Scott Stern. The recently appointed Commissioner addressed the group and took time to answer...
Preparing for the New Overtime Rule Change

Monday, August 15, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director So you’ve heard about the new overtime rules going into place, right?  If not, the key change...
South Dakota Community Needs

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Every few years, GROW South Dakota conducts a survey of South Dakota residents to help it understand how citizens view their state and how GROW...
GROW SD Earns FHA Designation

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

GROW South Dakota has received approval from the Federal Housing Administration to provide down payment closing cost assistance to FHA-qualified homebuyers. The US Department of...
GROW South Dakota Seeks Opinions

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

GROW South Dakota, the statewide housing, economic and community development nonprofit organization, is conducting its three-year Needs Assessment Survey and invites South Dakota residents to...
Celebrating National Homeownership Month

Thursday, May 26, 2016

June is National Homeownership Month, a time to recognize how owning a home relates not just to achieving the American Dream, but also to providing...
GROW Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Gala

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

On April 7, nearly 180 people attended the Gala for GROW South Dakota celebrating its 50th anniversary as a Community Action Agency. GROW SD invited...
GROW Celebrates Community Action Month

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In May, community action agencies nationwide observe Community Action Month, a period set aside to recognize the contributions that nonprofits, volunteers, and other committed citizens...
The Idea Is Only The First Step

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Having a great business idea is the springboard for getting your business off the ground, but it...
2015 BUSH PRIZE Winner Video

Monday, April 11, 2016

On November 10, 2015, GROW South Dakota was one of eight organizations in the Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota region to be awarded the...
Breaking The Myths of Small Business Funding

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Over the years I have worked with hundreds of existing and prospective business owners. There are some...
2015 Annual Report

Thursday, March 03, 2016

We hope you will take the time to read our 2015 annual report detailing our statewide efforts to improve housing, impact communities and support economic...
Supplemental Food Boxes

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

For most of us, when we need food we head to our local grocery store.  However, for some of our elderly population, this may not...
Cash Flow Pitfalls

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Perhaps you have heard the phrase “Cash is King”.  You may have also heard that a major...
GROW South Dakota to Host 50th Anniversary Gala

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

GROW South Dakota is cordially inviting friends, clients, and partners of the organization to attend our 50th Anniversary Gala, to benefit the GROW South Dakota...
Staff Pay-It-Forward for 50th Anniversary

Thursday, February 04, 2016

  We’re celebrating a half century of serving South Dakota. To mark our 50th anniversary, each staff member and NESDCAP Board member has been given $50 to donate...
Otter Tail Power Company Supports GROW SD

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Thank you to Otter Tail Power Company for their continued support of GROW South Dakota's Community Services. Pictured are Ottertail staff Cindy Essington and Collin...
NESDCAP Elects New Board Officers

Monday, January 04, 2016

Deb Anderson is taking on the leadership role as Chair of the Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program (NESDCAP), Board of Directors. Tom Farber, previous...
Winners Announced for BIG Idea Competition

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

(December 3, 2015, Aberdeen, SD)  The 9th Annual BIG Idea Competition was a BIG success with 263 entries involving over 400 students from 37 schools. ...
Want Customers? Meet Their Expectations

Monday, November 09, 2015

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Customer loyalty is not a given.  If you want to get and keep customers you must meet...
Down Payment/Closing Costs Assistance Available

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Currently, the GROW South Dakota office, located in Sisseton, SD, has funding available for Down Payment/Closing Costs for individuals and families looking to purchase, or...
GROW South Dakota Helps to Revitalize the Community

Monday, July 27, 2015

GROW South Dakota Helps to Revitalize the Community Celebrating NeighborWorks Week 2015   As a NeighborWorks® America chartered member, GROW South Dakota hosted a NeighborWorks Week  open house...
GROW SD Awarded Down Payment Funds

Monday, June 22, 2015

The South Dakota Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF) has awarded GROW South Dakota $550,000 for the purpose of expanding GROW South Dakota’s Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance...
Revitalized Home in Huron SD

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tour and Open House Part of NeighborWorks® Week On Monday, June 8, 2015, GROW South Dakota will engage volunteers and showcase the improvements that have taken...
GROW SD to Host Cyber Security Workshop

Monday, May 18, 2015

On Tuesday June 9, 2015 GROW South Dakota will be hosting two half-day workshops on cyber security in Britton and Webster, South Dakota. Helix Security...
Get Your Message to Stick

Friday, May 15, 2015

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   One of the hardest things for a business to do, especially when starting up or launching a...
Celebrating National Small Business Week

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For more than 35 years, GROW South Dakota has been working hard to assist South Dakotans in starting, and growing, their own businesses. May 4-8...
Help for Your Business Workforce Needs is Nearby

Monday, April 13, 2015

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Hiring and keeping employees is one of the biggest struggles for businesses of all sizes and even...
What’s in a Name (for your Business)?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   One of the hardest decisions a new business owner can make is choosing a business name.  It...
Looking for Success? Don't Do This!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   While there are many steps one can take to be successful in business, we can also get...
2014 Annual Report

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We hope you will take the time to read our 2014 annual report detailing our statewide efforts to improve housing, impact communities and support economic...
Using Your Business Numbers for Success

Friday, January 09, 2015

Using Your Business Numbers for Success by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   As one year comes to a close, it’s a good time to...
Area Groups Meet in Pine Ridge

Monday, January 05, 2015

In September 2014, an advocacy group met in Pine Ridge to discuss and tour the new housing initiatives and challenges being faced in the Pine...
GROW South Dakota December 2014 Newsletter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Free, Confidential Homebuyer Support Because your List is Long Enough Pick up the kids, get milk, don't be late for the doctor's appointment, life is crazy -...
Selling Your Business

Thursday, October 16, 2014

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   Most people do a lot of planning when they are starting a business.  Unfortunately, the same is...
Pricing your Products and Services

Thursday, June 19, 2014

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   One of the hardest jobs for a small business is effectively pricing their products or services.  Effective...
GROW South Dakota Receives Grant

Monday, June 16, 2014

Northeast South Dakota Community Action Program dba GROW South Dakota was recently awarded a $9,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation.  This grant will...
March 2014 Newsletter

Monday, March 17, 2014

In this issue: GROW South Dakota Receives Funding to Strengthen Rural Communities Housing Funds Available!!! GROW CEO Completes Leadership Program   GROW South Dakota Receives Funding to Strengthen Rural Communities GROW...
Housing Funds Available

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

If you are purchasing a home or are in need of housing repair, GROW South Dakota is your one stop shop for anything housing related....
Affordable Care Act Update For Small Businesses

Friday, February 21, 2014

by Kelly Weaver, Small Business Development Center Regional Director   As implementation of the Affordable Care Act kicks into high gear, here’s a few items that small...
Business Owners Need to be Lifelong Learners

Friday, July 20, 2012

Each of us has a need for continuing education no matter what profession we are in. For small business owners, this need is heightened. There are so many things a business owner needs to know and so many demands on your time. It's not likely the boss (i.e., you) is going to send you off to a week-long training session. Fortunately, the Internet is a...
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