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...
Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc. was founded in Milbank, South Dakota in 1929. Valley Queen was founded by two Swiss immigrants with a knack for cheese making. Today Valley Queen employs over 100 people from Milbank and surrounding communities.