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Dakota Resources Announces New President After Nationwide Search

Blog, News & Events on April 9th. Comments Off on Dakota Resources Announces New President After Nationwide Search

After a thorough executive search, Dakota Resources announces that Joe Bartmann has been named President of the non-profit organization. Dakota Resources is a widely recognized leader in rural economic and community development, based in Renner, South Dakota.

“I believe right now is the time for rural communities to be bold, to be visionary and to be more than we ever thought possible,” says Joe. “More than ever, I’m committed to helping local people do the best work of their lives for their rural communities.”

Bartmann was recommended for the position by executive search firm Ballinger|Leafblad, Inc., who reached out to potential applicants across the Midwest and the nation. After an extensive selection process, the firm’s recommendation was approved by the Dakota Resources Board of Directors in late March, and Joe’s appointment became effective April 1.

Bartmann’s experience includes three years as … Read More »


Joe Bartmann is Selected as a BALLE Local Economy Fellow

Blog on March 26th. Comments Off on Joe Bartmann is Selected as a BALLE Local Economy Fellow

Dakota Resources is pleased to share that Joe Bartmann, Vice President of Community Innovation, has been selected to the fifth cohort of BALLE Local Economy Fellows. These 25 systems entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders are pushing the boundaries of economic change and championing locally-based, regenerative rural enterprise. They are visionaries, innovators, and strategic connectors who are supporting and strengthening thousands of small businesses across the U.S. and Canada.

“I’m really honored to be representing the rural leaders and changemakers from here in our region as part of this new BALLE class of Local Economy Fellows,” said Joe Bartmann. “It’s an amazing learning and networking opportunity, and I’m excited to share with leaders across South Dakota some powerful ideas and connections I gain through this experience.”

The BALLE Local Economy Fellowship is a completely unique immersive two-year experience that equips local economy innovators with … Read More »


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