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South Dakota: Black Hills rich in history, mystery

"It is said that as a somewhat deflated George Armstrong Custer lay bleeding in the Montana dirt at Little Big Horn, he turned his glazed and dimming eyes east and said, ‘At least we don’t have to go back through South Dakota.’ "

Dakota Rising: Cultivating Entrepreneurs – Strengthening Businesses – Sustaining Communities

Once again, it is time to renovate the landscape and invest in individuals’ dreams for change. Dakota Rising , an exciting new rural entrepreneur fellowship program, sets the foundation for making those visions possible.

South Dakota’s Growth Is Noticeable in the Midwestern Arena

When considering Sioux Falls to be the major hub of its region (the most proximate major cities are Omaha and Minneapolis, both over 150 miles away) it’s no wonder that many people are flocking there to be a part of its thriving economy that can’t be found for miles.

Numbers show rural small-business boom

"I don’t know if it’s business entrepreneurship or survival."

Brain drain turns to South Dakota gain – But retaining youth only part of equation for small towns

South Dakota now has a brain gain.

Economic development gets a mayoral jolt – City to get more aggressive in attracting jobs

"I believe the mayor’s job is to help lead the charge. That’s what I’m going to do."

Vision California Calls for Compact Development in Established Cities

"bringing commuters closer to their jobs can help Californians drive 3.7 trillion fewer miles and save 140 billion gallons of gasoline by 2050."

Roslyn, South Dakota uses ‘Sour Power’ to draw people in. – International Vinegar Museum and Festival

By 1989, Diggs was looking for a quiet place to do some research and write. He stumbled onto Roslyn, initially thinking it would be his getaway. But he quickly made the town his home base and has never looked back.

"I came here and the people were so nice to me here, that I thought, ‘You know, it’s quiet here. Why do I have to go back to San Francisco?"’ he recalled.

South Dakota 20 years behind in education, development efforts – Research investment may boost high-wage jobs

The state is 49th in receiving federal research dollars and has one of the nation’s lowest percentages of people with advanced degrees.

South Dakota Rural Enterprise Inc. 2009 Annual Report

The qualities of an entrepreneur include taking calculated risks and being willing to put skin in the game. By those measures of entrepreneurial spirit, South Dakota Rural Enterprise certainly earned its entrepreneurial stripes in 2009.