SDSU Extension's Community Vitality Newsletter includes resources to enhance communities and improve their capacity to flourish.
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Christmas is typically the largest economic stimulus for many nations around the world as sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas. When you shop at your locally owned businesses, your dollars are voting for your community success and for small business success.
December 17, 2018
SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist, Peggy Schlechter was recently recognized with the Friend of Economic Development Award by the Wall Economic Development Corporation.
SDSU Extension’s Community Vitality team supports citizens in their efforts to enhance the qualities that make their community special.
December 18, 2018
South Dakota change agents will gather in Mitchell June 19-21, 2018 to celebrate the positive change they are making in communities across the state as a result of a projects inspired and developed during a year-long fellowship, through the South Dakota Change Network Cohort, a project funded by the Bush Foundation and advised by SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist, Kari O'Neill.
This economic development strategy targets specific industries in your community. The Community Vitality team can analyze a county, community, or economic development organization’s situation and determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs.
Marketing Hometown America empowers communities to create a vision to attract new residents. Designed as a tool to create dialogue that moves people toward action, the process can be the spark to help a rural community look at itself in a new way.
A Place to Call Our Own: With Help from SDSU Extension's Marketing Hometown America Mt. Vernon Fills Housing Void
December 18, 2018
When David and Dawnette Anderson were looking for a small town close to Mitchell to call home, they eagerly chose Mt. Vernon because of its school.
The proposed 900-mile Elk Creek Pipeline will have the capacity to transport up to 240,000 barrels per day from a terminal near Sidney, Montana to Bushton, Kansas. The $1.2 billion natural gas liquids pipeline does not cross North Dakota, instead it will connect to existing pipelines in northwest North Dakota.
Breweries, taprooms, and bars have always been about more than beer, serving as community hubs, gathering places, and sources of local identity and pride.