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Small Business is Everybody's Business

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Rural communities have real advantages when it comes to attracting new entrepreneurs and retaining small businesses. This virtual conference will provide communities an opportunity to hear nationally-known speakers share information about how rural places can support small businesses. A local panel will also provide information on local outlook and support. Community teams will also have time to strategize about ways they can promote small business in their area.


Speakers include:

Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Dell has spoken across the nation on entrepreneurship based economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and developing local rural and urban economies through developing entrepreneurship growth strategies.


Craig Schroeder, Senior Fellow for Youth Engagement, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Lincoln, NE. Craig has committed his career to helping rural communities create more prosperous futures. Craig’s work extends across 47 states involving well over 40,000 youth.



9:30 am – 4:30 pm CDT (8:30 am – 3:30 pm MDT)

Select the location you will be attending during checkout.

DeSmet School, 405 3rd St SW, DeSmet, SD 57231
Faith School, 206 W 5th St, Faith, SD 57626
Gregory High School, 505 Logan St, Gregory, SD 57533
Irene School, 130 E State St, Irene, SD 57037
Newell High School, 501 Dartsmouth, Newell, SD 57760
Sisseton School, 516 5th Ave W, Sisseton, SD 57262
Tri-Valley School, 46450 252 St, Colton, SD 57018
Wall High School, 401 S Blvd W, Wall, SD 57790


REGISTER is $25 before April 6th

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A Half-Century of Serving South Dakotans

In 1978, NESDCAP created the Northeast South Dakota Economic Corporation (NESDEC) as a revolving loan fund to focus on small business lending and job creation in 22 counties. In 2007, Grow South Dakota, was formed to provide housing, community and economic development statewide. Through services to individuals, technical assistance to community and economic development agencies, and loans to small businesses and homebuyers, GROW South Dakota has had broad and lasting impact.

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GROW South Dakota

GROW South Dakota
104 Ash Street East | Sisseton, SD  57262
Phone (605) 698-7654 | Fax (605) 698-3038