About Dakota Resources

Dakota Resources is an organization based in Renner, South Dakota dedicated to enriching communities and empowering people in rural communities across South Dakota and beyond. We help rural communities help themselves through tools, training and resources designed to enhance entrepreneur and business development, rural housing development, community and leadership development and financial development.

Our unique organizational structure makes Dakota Resources a model for attracting strong employees and creating a culture of confidence and success. Every member of our valued staff has a voice in our organization, along with a shared appreciation and respect of one another. As we guide rural economic development leaders and help communities discover new growth and vitality, we practice what we preach: people first, trust in your team, work together and get it done.

Dakota Resources helps people and communities through four key avenues:

Community Learning Network
Empower Community Coaching
Dakota Rising
Capital Investment Fund

Updates @ Dakota Resources

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Investor Profile: Avera

Avera has been an Investment Partner Since 2007 with total investments to-date:  

$300,000 in grants   $80,000 in loans   $54,000 in sponsorships 

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Youth Advisory Board Developed in Centerville

Look around the small community of Centerville and you’ll see a success story in the making.

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Month Six | Tripp Partners with SD Community Foundation & Dakota Resources

Tripp Community Engages in Empower! Dakota Community Coaching

What a difference a few great connections can make. After attending RuralX17 last July just to...