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Christmas comes early in South Dakota

Christmas comes early in South Dakota

This year, South Dakota has received two generous Christmas gifts that will have a lasting impact on our state.

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Renewable accounts: The new normal?

Renewable accounts: The new normal?

As many of us sat down to a Thanksgiving feast, a decision with large, long-term impacts was being made in Switzerland.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Workforce study under way

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Workforce study under way

On Oct. 24, the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corp. partnered with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce, Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau, United Way of Cass-Clay and the F-M Area Foundation in announcing a major workforce study.

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Prepping the pipeline

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Prepping the pipeline

North Dakota’s economic growth, driven by multiple market segments, receives global attention.

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FINANCE: Growing regulatory burden threatens small financial institutions

FINANCE: Growing regulatory burden threatens small financial institutions

Over the last few years, credit unions and community banks have faced a common and growing concern: the crisis of creeping complexity with respect to the regulatory burden

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Thanks for the memories

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Thanks for the memories

A question that has haunted organizational leaders for decades is: Do we know what we know?

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Cost containment

BUSINESS ADVICE: Cost containment

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to evaluate your actual expenditures for the year verses what your plan for the year was initially.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Honoring the best of the biggest generation

EDITOR'S NOTE: Honoring the best of  the biggest generation

Some of you may have heard me joke over the past month or so that reviewing nominations for our annual 40 Under 40 list always makes me feel lazy.

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Addressing the backlog of rail

This week Sen. John Thune and I had the honor of meeting with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who traveled all the way to South Dakota to discuss transportation priorities here in our state.

FINANCE: Local banks offer dedication, expertise to small business

FINANCE: Local banks offer dedication, expertise to small business

Jeff Plagge’s day job as a banker is to steer the ship as the president and CEO of Northwest Financial Corp. of Arnolds Park, Iowa.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: As vast as the prairie

EDITOR'S NOTE: As vast as the prairie

When putting together this issue, it struck me (again) how wide the area is we cover and how the topics we address each month can seem equally vast.

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: SD research parks develop regional presence

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: SD research parks develop regional presence

Developing strong partnerships provides key opportunities to economic growth. Economic development professionals work on local and regional collaborations.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Enterprise value

BUSINESS ADVICE: Enterprise value

Entrepreneurs create value through building a profitable ongoing business enterprise.

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: The world is a library

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: The world is a library

I collect inspiring Native American proverbs.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Building with transportation in mind

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Building with transportation in mind

Businesses servicing the sustained growth in the Bakken oilfields are finding more and more just how important transportation decisions are in determining overall success.

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