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Serving both rural and urban locations across North and South Dakota and extending
into Minnesota, Dacotah Bank is found in many of the communities that are also partners
of Dakota Resources. While the steady growth
of Dacotah Bank gives them the ability to compete with national banks and banks
owned by international firms, the regional entity has repeatedly decided to
remain a community bank with decisions made close to home.
“We believe in the mission of Dakota Resources and the positive
impact they have had for our rural communities,” says Brad Moore, Mid-Dakota Region President for Dacotah Bank.
“Through ruralX, Dakota Resources provides an opportunity for members of our rural
communities to build a strong network of people who work together to help rural
As a Dakota Resources Leadership Partner, Dacotah Bank is an
important sponsor of ruralX and is also able to connect to rural community
members through the Learning … Read More »
Citi Community Development is engaged in communities across
the country supporting economic development. The corporate group works to
support underserved individuals and families and seeks collaborative
partnerships with organizations like Dakota Resources to help make an impact.
“Citi has had a solid relationship with Dakota Resources for
more than ten years and we value their partnership,” explains Ruth
Christopherson, Senior Vice President of Citi Community Development. “They are
doing great things for our rural communities and through our support of Dakota
Resources, I have seen firsthand how one organization in a small community can
make a difference.”
Ruth has attended RuralX the past three years and is excited
about the direction the event is taking, citing that the OpenX portion of the
two-day conference is her favorite experience.
“I like watching discussions come to life among a diverse
group of people,” she says.
OpenX is where breakout topics are created “on the fly” … Read More »
As the population of nearly every
rural community in the region is aging, it’s vitally important for these
communities to enhance their rural livability so seniors can stay in their
homes for as long as possible.
This is one reason why AARP South
Dakota is proud to partner with Dakota Resources and RuralX as a Vitality Sponsor.
AARP is a national organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how
they live as they age.
“RuralX is an opportunity to
identify potential partners who are working on the same things we are,”
explains Erik Gaikowski, State Director of AARP South Dakota. “There are many
different groups working on rural livability but the more we can connect and
work together rather than in individual silos, the better.”
Erik attended last year’s RuralX conference
in Mitchell and was impressed by the event and by the people he met.
“I thought the event was excellent.
I … Read More »
“RuralX brings leaders from across the region together so they can share best practices, build their networks and reimagine what possible in their towns,” says Elli Haerter, North Dakota and South Dakota Activities Manager for The Bush Foundation.
“RuralX adds value to what we do,” explains Linda Salmonson, Economic Development Officer. “Cooperatives share a commitment to rural communities that goes beyond power.”