I met Andrew Van Kuren, Coordinator for the Campbell County Economic Development Organization on a cold blustery day this past February 2018. We met in Herreid and then he drove us over to Mound City for lunch at The Safe House.
North Dakota oil production was up 1 percent in November of 2017 to 1.19 million barrels per day. Oil production in the first half of 2018 is expected to exceed the high of 1.23 million barrels per day set in December of 2014.
In mid-December 2017, the SDSU Extension Community Vitality Team facilitated a training program for employees of Southwest Grain in Lemmon, SD. Employees participated in a personality inventory and developed strategies to improve customer satisfaction in the areas of teamwork, consistency, personal service and attitude.
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.
Happy New Year! It’s that time of year again where everyone seems to set a New Year’s resolution. Perhaps rather than setting a resolution that will more than likely get broken it would be worth your time to develop a vision and mission statement.
SDSU Extension adds another tool to their tool box of programs they can offer. Paul Thares (SDSU Extension Community Vitality Field Specialist) is now a certified Business Retention & Expansion (BR&E) Coordinator.
The South Dakota Census Data Center is a great resource for South Dakota communities. Understanding demographic trends is important to maintaining community resilience and vitality.
Breweries, taprooms, and bars have always been about more than beer, serving as community hubs, gathering places, and sources of local identity and pride. However, craft breweries are steadily serving as mechanisms for economic development in small to mid-size communities in rural areas.
Maybe you call them ground rules. I prefer to refer to them as guiding principles. To me, rules sound like something that some people just like to break so I tend to avoid that term.
It’s fall and evidently, it’s also the time of year that many groups are holding conferences or annual meetings as I have recently had several people call to ask me if I had some ideas for ice breakers – and that request is usually followed up by the statement, “but none of those touchy-feely ones.”