The local grocery store is an integral institution of rural communities and in rural life. Not only does the local grocery store provide the sustenance of life, it fills the roles of economic driver, community builder, employer and meeting place.
Have you considered starting a community foundation? Roger Porch, Vice President, First National Bank, Philip, and Herb Sundall, Attorney at Law, Sundall Law Office, shared their community foundation stories during the Energize! Conference this past May in De Smet.
A visitor from Japan takes pictures of a field of sunflowers in full bloom. A visitor from San Francisco rides on a hay wagon through a pasture and views the cattle grazing nearby.
All you need is a little humor and heart, integrity and courage. Sarah Calhoun found a need, realized a skill, and mixed in her passion to start a company that makes work pants to fit women.
During the Energize! Conference held in De Smet this past May, there was a session on how a group of committed individuals from Mt. Vernon came together to address a need for affordable housing.
The number of rural hospital closures has increased significantly in recent years. This trend is expected to continue, raising questions about the impact the closures will have on access to health care services in rural communities.
Agritourism is the business of establishing farms as travel destinations for educational and recreational purposes. Driven by consumer interest, a growing numbers of farmers across the United States are embracing agritourism to improve their economic sustainability.
Hydrology is the study of the movement, distribution, quantity, and quality of water. Hydrology considers every form of water (liquid, solid and gaseous) and their movement through earth’s surface and atmosphere.
The Community Vitality team can provide customized training for your board. The team can analyze your board’s situation to determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs to help it effectively meet its goals and overcome its challenges.
This economic development strategy targets specific industries in your community. The Community Vitality team can analyze a county, community, or economic development organization’s situation and determine what training might be appropriate to meet their specific development needs.