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In a rural community, a lack of available housing can be a deal breaker.
“When potential teachers, daycare providers or business owners turn down jobs because they can’t find a suitable place to live in town, you have a problem,” explains Margot Gillette, Executive Director of Beadle and Spink Enterprise Community (BASEC). “BASEC is working hard to ensure the communities we serve have quality housing options. Then the dominoes fall and those communities become instantly more desirable.”
Beadle and Spink Enterprise Community (BASEC) serves seven communities across rural Beadle and Spink counties—an area that spans 1,000 square miles. The organization is dedicated to helping these rural communities help themselves through economic and community development efforts. Having access to flexible, unrestricted loan capital is vital to the success of these efforts, which is why BASEC utilizes the Dakota Resources Capital Investment … Read More »
Wall, South Dakota’s tagline is “Window to the Badlands.” Thanks to the efforts of a forward-thinking city council and a progressive economic development corporation, that window is opening to dozens of new opportunities for this tourism-based community.
One of those opportunities includes a strategic focus on housing development to help overcome Wall’s dire lack of available housing. To help generate new ideas and access more housing resources, the Wall Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) joined the Dakota Resources Home Address Plus learning network in 2016 to help connect with other rural communities and learn from their successes. The network offers online support for housing questions, monthly webinars, access to tools and resources and bi-annual Home Address Plus learning network gatherings.
“We were invited to try the network before we joined. The first gathering we attended was very inspiring. We could see the … Read More »