Through an innovative program that provides financial and technical assistance, GROW South Dakota has sparked growth in rural communities and developed a thriving network that actively shares best practices for housing, community and economic development.
PIERRE, S.D. – At its meeting last week, the South Dakota Board of Regents discussed the need to equip more South Dakotans with higher levels of education to meet growing workforce demands. Creating a statewide goal for young, working-age residents to hold a postsecondary credential is an important starting point for discussions with other higher education providers, policymakers, community advocates, and business leaders.
The regents decided to look at a provisional statewide attainment goal of 65 percent of South Dakotans, ages 25 to 34, holding some type postsecondary credential by 2025. If agreed to, all postsecondary education partners—public, private, technical, and...
Otter Tail Power Company serves 49 South Dakota communities, with an average population of 358. In all, our company provides electricity to 422 communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Ottertail has offices and generating resources in 10 SD communities.