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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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EDITOR'S NOTE: Keeping Tabs

EDITOR'S NOTE: Keeping Tabs

This issue dives into a topic that continues to make national headlines — cyber security.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Dead stock

BUSINESS ADVICE: Dead stock

Businesses which carry products for resale are often faced with items which, for a variety of reasons, experience an unexpected sales decline.

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: North Dakota: Dateline 2139

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: North Dakota: Dateline 2139

North Dakota is celebrating its quasquicentennial of statehood this year.

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: A one-device world?

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: A one-device world?

During a recent three-day, 1,700-mile road trip, I decided to see if I could “survive” with just a single electronic device.

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FINANCE: Take bold steps to advance your business

FINANCE: Take bold steps to advance your business

As a business owner, you face a great deal of financial decisions.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Workforce campaign shows promising early results

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Workforce campaign shows promising early results

North Dakota continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country with literally thousands of jobs available in high-demand industries like health care, technology, construction, energy, agriculture, transportation, engineering, management, retail and many others.

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TAX CREDIT: Minn. Angel Tax Credit program expands reach

TAX CREDIT: Minn. Angel Tax Credit program expands reach

DEED targets minority-owned businesses in Greater Minnesota for future funding

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The Workforce Marathon

The Workforce Marathon

In South Dakota we have the fourth lowest unemployment rate in the nation. This is a source of pride, but it’s also a double-edged sword.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Culture creates award-winning workplaces

EDITOR'S NOTE: Culture creates award-winning workplaces

This issue includes the results of our first Best Places to Work contest.

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