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From Registered Nurse to Successful Rural Entrepreneur

Blog, News & Events on November 5th. Comments Off on From Registered Nurse to Successful Rural Entrepreneur

Rachel Woods didn’t have a passion for screen printing before she opened Apparel WorX. She didn’t know how to embroider and had no idea how to operate a press.


Dakota Resources Honors 2019 Dakota Rising Fellows

Blog, News & Events on November 4th. Comments Off on Dakota Resources Honors 2019 Dakota Rising Fellows

Twenty-one rural South Dakota entrepreneurs recently graduated from the Dakota Rising Fellowship program and were honored at the Empower Sessions Gala on October 19 in Spearfish.


Dakota Resources honors rural entrepreneurs, leaders and communities

Blog, News & Events on October 11th. Comments Off on Dakota Resources honors rural entrepreneurs, leaders and communities

Seventy-five rural economic development leaders, entrepreneurs and change makers convened in Watertown on October 5-7 to learn, connect and to celebrate the vitality of South Dakota’s small communities. The “Empower Sessions” event was hosted by Dakota Resources, an organization dedicated to empowering people and enriching communities across rural South Dakota.

In addition to breakout sessions, a panel discussion and motivating keynote speakers, the Empower Sessions included a gathering for Dakota Rising fellows, alumni and finalists competing for the next class of Dakota Rising fellowships. Dakota Rising is a two-year entrepreneur development program that helps rural business owners discover new ways to grow their businesses, themselves and their communities.

The Dakota Rising finalists were one of the highlights on Saturday night during the Dakota Resources Gala. The finalists came from a field of 104 entries.

“We had a flood of applicants for this year’s Dakota … Read More »


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