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The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

Can you imagine a vision of the future where almost everything is connected to the Internet? In this day and age when technology is changing at a rapid pace, it’s not difficult to picture that possibility anymore.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: The heart of the matter

EDITOR'S NOTE: The heart of the matter

This issue’s cover feature takes a look at some of the redevelopment activities taking place in downtowns throughout our region.

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Tools for business growth

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: Tools for business growth

A diversified economy for a community and region is accessible with a well-thought-out plan.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Keeping up with technology to remain competitive

BUSINESS ADVICE: Keeping up with technology to remain competitive

In today’s commercial environment, if you are significantly behind in technology, you are likely to be in trouble.

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Rethinking rural economic development

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Rethinking rural  economic development

In February, the Obama administration announced the “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative.

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FINANCE: Why entrepreneurial programming matters

FINANCE: Why entrepreneurial programming matters

Over the past year, Fargo-Moorhead has witnessed dramatic entrepreneurial growth.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Building on a stable base

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Building on a stable base

You don’t need to consult one of the many “top ten” lists that North Dakota has appeared on recently to know that from the Bakken to the Red River Valley, our state’s economy is booming.

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OP ED: EB-5 program offers opportunity for US businesses

OP ED: EB-5 program offers opportunity for US businesses

For those who don’t know, the EB-5 program is an immigrant investment program offered through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The EB-5 program provides foreign investors the opportunity to invest at least $500,000 into a U.S. business, and if that investment creates 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers, the investor is granted a permanent green card.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A great year in South Dakota

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: A great year in South Dakota

As we go into March, many of us are looking forward to spring and the warm weather that will soon be upon us.

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EDITOR'S NOTE: Leading ladies

EDITOR'S NOTE: Leading ladies

One of my favorite and, I think, most poignant recent observations regarding how far women have come in leveling the field in the workplace comes from comedian Sarah Silverman.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: Creating capital value

BUSINESS ADVICE: Creating capital value

The basic objective of any sustainable business must be to deliver value to their customers.

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MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Holacracy: Lunacy, fallacy or we’ll see

MANAGEMENT MATTERS: Holacracy: Lunacy, fallacy or we’ll see

For the past few months the blogosphere has been alive with chatter about online retailer Zappos’ decision to become a holacracy.

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RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: USD Research Park will help shape region’s economic future

RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY: USD Research Park will help shape region’s economic future

It is an exciting time to be promoting innovation-driven economic development in the Dakotas as part of the team establishing the new University of South Dakota Research Park in Sioux Falls.

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EDITORS NOTE: Learn here, stay here

EDITORS NOTE: Learn here, stay here

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t have a discussion with a business leader or economic development official about workforce.

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BUSINESS ADVICE: More on EBITDA

BUSINESS ADVICE: More on EBITDA

Readers will recall my previous articles discussing the financial measurement value of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA).

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