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Businesses

Is your business established, new or somewhere in between? Our team has resources for every stage.

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Development

SDSU Extension’s community vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.

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South Dakota Remote Works

The South Dakota Remote Works program is designed to equip workers with the tools and skills needed to work from home as a remote worker, freelancer, or entrepreneur.

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ENERGIZE! Exploring Innovative Rural Communities Conference August 2021

SDSU Extension will host a conference in August 2021 about rural communities held in a rural community in the Milbank community.

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Discussing Food and Agriculture in South Dakota: A Guide for Community Leaders

Food production and farming are issues that operate at the complex pivot point of where ecology and nature meet the marketplace and political systems. The way agriculturalists and communities handle their resources, both individually, and collectively, depends on their collective vision for the future.

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Where Remote Work and Placemaking Meet: Driving Rural Change

With the launch of the South Dakota Remote Works program and the launch of our initial class in January, SDSU Extension reaffirms its role in preparing communities and residents alike as the nature of the workforce changes.

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What is Placemaking?

Placemaking inspires people to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces as the heart of every community. By this definition, placemaking is possible for communities of all shapes and sizes in South Dakota.

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Building Sustainable Places Through Diversifying Risk

When developing a place-based strategy for a community or town, many challenges can arise. Understanding business risk and diversification gives us the tools to recognize a well-built, functioning place-based strategy.

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Building Trust and Social Capital in South Dakota

Whether it is entrepreneurism, leadership development, education, healthcare, good governance, managing natural resources, strategic planning, or economic development; as an individual looking to drive change in our South Dakota communities, with so many challenges it can be difficult to know where to start.

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Strengthening Local Processing Act Addresses Local Food Supply Chain Issues

A comprehensive bill designed to address livestock supply chain issues and support small and mid-size meat processors has been introduced as federal legislation. The Strengthening Local Processing Act provides small plants with the funds needed to grow and expand, and supports a scale-appropriate approach to small scale slaughter and processing.