Economic Gateway http://www.deuelarea.com Deuel Area Development, Inc News RSS Feed Wed, 17 Oct 2018 00:54:13 -0500 en-US Requests for Information; In Other Words, RFI's http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/5089/requests-for-information-in-other-words-rfis http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 02 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0500 10/2/2018   Request for Information Forms; In Other Words “RFI’s”   Did you know there are people all the time relocating to SD; businesses as well?  The Governor’s Office of Economic Development on occasion sends by email, what they refer to as “RFI’s”.  RFI’s stand for Request for Information.  Many time businesses are looking... What's Up With Twin Homes http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/5059/whats-up-with-twin-homes http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Mon, 17 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 What’s Up With the Twin Homes?   If you’re not a Facebook watcher, you’ve not seen the most current project DADi is working on (www.facebook.com/deuelarea), Wildlife Estates Development in Clear Lake is working diligently on a possible twin home at the development.  Located in the cul-de-sac area, there are 4 lots for... Agri-Tourism and the Future of South Dakota http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/5060/agritourism-and-the-future-of-south-dakota http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Mon, 03 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Agri-Tourism and the Future for all of South Dakota   If you are a reader of my articles here or my newsletter, you might have heard me talk about Agri-tourism.  It is becoming a hot topic in the agricultural world and a light went on when I first heard about it.  I’m... Coming Up in Deuel County http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/5063/coming-up-in-deuel-county http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Wed, 08 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Coming up in Deuel County…   Calling all Deuel County Businesses!  Previously, DADi has held a few noon meals featuring outside resources or updates from Deuel County businesses.  It’s been a while since those and Deuel Area Development has decided to bring it back on a regular basis.  Beginning Thursday, September 13th,... Part 3 of Being a Rural Change Maker http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3977/part-3-of-being-a-rural-change-maker http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 24 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc August 1, 2018   Part 3 in Series of Becoming a Rural Change Maker The Road to Reinvention   “In this day and age, communities, companies and organizations fail for many reasons, but one of the most common –and easily avoidable—is the failure to reinvent. Those who feel the most secure in... Part 2 of Being a Rural Change Maker http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3976/part-2-of-being-a-rural-change-maker http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc. July 17, 2018 Part 2 on Being a Rural Change Maker   Enthusiasm seems to accompany the new thinking about the new rural.  I am assuming that those that have lived in their communities forever do not even think about their quality of life and do not know what  “new... Part 1 of Being a Rural Change Maker http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3975/part-1-of-being-a-rural-change-maker http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 10 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc. July 10, 2018   A note from Deuel Area Development: DADi recently adopted a new strategic plan for the next 5 years for Deuel County. We also joined Dakota Resources to become a member of their “Community Learning Network”. Through them we’ll be empowered by funding and other resources. ... DADi Business Grant Criteria http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3980/dadi-business-grant-criteria http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Mon, 09 Jul 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Business Grant Criteria   DADi also has Business Grants available to help promote business.  The criteria is as follows: 1)  The business receiving the grant must be a Deuel County business. 2)  An Application for a Business Grant must be filled out. 3)  “Start-up’ businesses will take precedence in receiving grants. 4)  Clientele need to demonstrate... Crystal Springs Rodeo & City Wide Rummage Sales http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/5062/crystal-springs-rodeo-&-city-wide-rummage-sales http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Mon, 18 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc June 19, 2018   Crystal Springs Rodeo Weekend & Clear Lake City-Wide Rummage Sales   The Crystal Springs Rodeo Weekend will be off to a start again in just a day or two from writing this.  Clear Lake citizens and businesses have gotten behind it and are promoting it as widely... Agri-Tourism Intro http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3979/agritourism-intro http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc. June 5, 2018   Agri-Tourism in South Dakota   Some times it’s difficult to see Economic Development moving at all.  It takes quite a while for things to take place, for grants to be accepted or turned down, for  committees to form and work together towards their goal.  Many people want... We Need to Move in Many Directions http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3978/we-need-to-move-in-many-directions http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 15 May 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc. May 14, 2018 We Need to Move in Many Directions I do not know about you, but being energized and uplifted certainly helps a mood.  This past week I attended a conference with about 105 other people that was held in De Smet SD.  It was sponsored by SDSU... Govenor Daugaard's Think Big http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3247/govenor-daugaards-think-big http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 17 Apr 2018 02:00:00 -0500 Deuel Area Development, Inc. April 17, 2018   Governor Daugaard’s Message – Think Big   This time of year there are always so many conferences, workshops, and webinars to register for.  Sometimes I feel like, as a ED Director, that my brain is on overload in this information age we find ourselves in.  I will... When a Business Closes Their Doors http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3981/when-a-business-closes-their-doors http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 April 2, 2018   When A Business Closes Their Doors   As the Director of Deuel Area Development and attending so many conferences on community and economic development, I wonder a great deal about what is ahead for the rural lifestyle and the counties we live in.  A colleague of mine once shared what... Working Together - Collaboration http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3982/working-together-collaboration http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Working Together – Collaboration   Are we willing to view the world in a different way?  The following are ways that our countys’ non-profit organizations can develop and sustain successful skills at collaborations; working with others to produce or create something together.  The impact we have on our communities relates to how... Those Big Box Stores http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/3243/those-big-box-stores http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Those Big Box Stores   I have wondered if it is about aging that I do not really care to walk to walk through “Big Box Stores” anymore; even with 'falling prices." The whole "Big Box" idea seems so impersonal and I'm not crazy about the size of these mega beasts. I... Creating a Healthy Environment & Looking for Opportunities http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner/p/item/5061/creating-a-healthy-environment-&-looking-for-opportunities http://www.deuelarea.com/about-us/the-directors-corner Tue, 09 Jan 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Creating an Healthy Environment and Looking for Opportunities   Wrapping up another year with DADi, 2018 is already off and running.  In his 1958 State of the Union address, Dwight D. Eisenhower relayed this message to our country’s citizen’s:  “Our real problem, then is not our strength today; it is rather the...