Miller’s Youth Leaders are Already Leading

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

In Miller, South Dakota, our youth are more than our future – they are our present leaders. We don't believe in waiting until our youth are grown to involve them in the community. Instead, On Hand Development (OHD) looks for ways to involve them in our community planning and growth today. That is why OHD sponsors the youth to attend the Rural X Summit. Every year, Miller’s youth leaders are able to hear ideas and use them to inspire annual projects at home. The youth in our community not only have excellent ideas but their ideas have helped to launch local...
Governor’s Houses Are Available in Miller, Making Homeownership a Reality for Working Families

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

On Hand Development Corporation is bringing Governor’s Houses to Miller, South Dakota. These spacious single-family homes are ideal for a couple or a growing family. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 1,200-square-feet on the main floor, there is plenty of space to spread out and be comfortable. Plus, each home is on a 1,200-square-foot basement, making it possible to have a five bedroom home. Best of all, these homes are sold well below market price. The first home On Hand sold and is now home to a family of six. Affordable Homes for Miller Families Some working families in our community wish...
Get Personalized Business Assistance

Monday, February 26, 2018

Do you have a business concern but don’t know where to turn? This is more common than you may think. Whether businesses have challenges securing inventory, funding cashflow, hiring the right employees, coordinating international trade deals or expanding, running a business is hard work. Sometimes it takes a team of experts to get things done or to accomplish a goal – experts you may not have within your internal team. This is where On Hand Development Corporation comes in. We are here to assist you with whatever your business needs to overcome a challenge or meet a goal. If we don’t...
New Subway Launched in Miller

Monday, February 19, 2018

Grabbing a sandwich in Miller is easier than ever thanks to a new Subway launching. Local entrepreneurs opened this popular sandwich chain and it is an excellent spot to stop in for lunch or to grab dinner on the way home from work. Even kids love Subway and they were an instant hit. One of the best things about Miller is how supportive the community is towards new businesses and this is just one more example. They received their First Dollar Award in a ceremony that welcomes community participation. You too can join them in becoming a successful Miller entrepreneur and...
Relax with a Massage in Miller

Monday, February 12, 2018

One new Miller business has everyone feeling more relaxed and muscles loose. 2nd Street Massage opened in Miller and they are the perfect destination to unwind, get a massage after being in an accident, or relax in a spa-like atmosphere. They sell essential oils, gifts, beauty supplies, bath bombs, and the little things you need to make your house more relaxing and inviting. Ladies in Miller come here to pick up a few things and if you know someone with a birthday coming up, why not give them the gift of a massage and essential oils? We were proud to participate...
Welcome Ace Hardware!

Monday, February 05, 2018

The folks in Miller are incredibly entrepreneurial. One of our recently formed businesses is the Miller Ace Hardware store. Ace Hardware is an excellent addition to our town because they carry virtually anything you could need for your home. Whether you are looking to paint the house, plant a garden, replace your plumbing fixtures or complete some other upgrades – Ace has what you need. They even carry fun novelty items for around the house and things like a barbeque grill. If you haven’t stopped by the Miller Ace Hardware store, we encourage you to do so. This is just one...
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Home - Yes I Am Home!

Friday, January 26, 2018

Be it ever so humble - there’s no place like it – and it’s where the heart is… On Hand Development has been knee deep in housing this past fall. At our Strategic Planning session a year ago in November, one of the housing goals was to place at least one Governor’s House in Miller and now 13 months later, we have two Governor’s Houses under our belt. It’s exciting to see the interest in Governor’s Houses and to learn about the program and what it can do for the community. The Governor’s House Program was started in 1996 putting prison inmates...
Building Housing in Miller

Monday, January 22, 2018

New housing units are important to any growing community and in Miller, we are pleased that Jones Construction has formed as a new business ready to take on the challenge. Will Jones and Jones Construction are invested in the community and an excellent resource if you are looking to buy a home, renovate or need a new building for your business. As general contractors, they can handle all your needs and we are looking forward to seeing their continued work throughout the community. Already, they have been using their skills to help homeowners and On Hand was pleased to participate in...
South Dakota Arms Launches in Miller

Monday, January 08, 2018

We have a rich history of entrepreneurialism in Miller, SD, and are proud to celebrate the launch of new businesses, including South Dakota Arms. They carry a sizeable assortment of ammunition and guns for the hunter, gun enthusiast, farmer, etc. Located on 1st Street, you can stop by and see their ever-changing inventory or visit their Facebook page for pictures of recent additions. Their prices are good and many of their guns come with mail-in rebates which further lower the cost. As a community, we are pleased to have them join our thriving town and look forward to years of their...
Commercial Real Estate in Miller

Monday, January 01, 2018

If your business is looking for a new home, visit our real estate listings here. There are several commercial properties listed for sale, including land in a business park. We also have a 25,000 square-foot building that was once occupied by Alco and is now ready for the next investor or operating business. Miller is a thriving and growing community that is both self-sufficient and proud of our heritage. Our community welcomes new businesses and we encourage you to consider locating here when making your next move. For personalized assistance, contact us at On Hand Development Corporation. We can answer questions...
Planning for Your Business Future

Monday, December 25, 2017

Eventually you may want to retire and what will happen to your business when you do? This is something that few business owners think of while busy running the shop, managing employees and helping customers. It can be difficult to find the time for succession planning but it is necessary if you want to build a retirement for yourself and create a legacy at the same time. In other words – your business doesn’t have to retire just because you do. On Hand Development Corporation is on hand to assist you. We help local business owners to plan for the future...
Soy Bean Processing Near Miller

Monday, December 18, 2017

Agriculture is an important part of our community in and around Miller. We have incredibly fertile land, an excellent location and a pro-agriculture environment that makes South Dakota an excellent place for businesses like South Dakota Soybean Processors. They have made their home near Miller and provide employment for many area residents. In fact, they are hiring on a regular basis so click here to view job openings. Soybeans are an important crop in South Dakota so if you are in the industry or looking to be, we encourage you to call On Hand to discuss your goals. We will provide...
Intergenerational Events in Miller, SD

Monday, December 11, 2017

In Miller, South Dakota we believe that all of our community members matter. The opinions of the elderly, middle-aged and youth should all be heard when making important community decisions, planning for the future and solving challenges. By doing so we benefit from the innovation of our young people and the wisdom of those who have been there before. We can see things more clearly when looking through the eyes of someone other than ourselves and this often leads to incredible things happening within our town. Youth Leaders from the Middle and High School also benefit from participating in town planning...
Christmas on Prairie in Miller

Monday, December 04, 2017

Kick off your Christmas season by visiting Miller, SD for Christmas on the Prairie. People come from all around to shop our downtown, visit with friends and neighbors and enjoy the small-town atmosphere that Norman Rockwell made famous. Christmas doesn’t have to be about shopping at crowded shopping malls, beating the traffic and feeling exhausted. Instead, you can feel connected with those you love, relax and enjoy a stroll through Miller – something everyone should try. Bring your kids to chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus, view our beautiful Christmas tree display and remember how good it feels to just enjoy...
Grab a Beer and Burger in Miller

Monday, November 27, 2017

If you are looking for a fun and casual place to go out with friends, Hi Lite Bar and Lounge in Miller is the perfect spot to go. One of our newest restaurants, they are serving up fantastic burgers, tacos, and comfort food to area residents, pheasant hunters and visitors alike. Beef lovers will appreciate the high-quality of beef with every bite (different from what you can find at most chain restaurants). With friendly service and a comfortable atmosphere, this is an addition to Miller that everyone enjoys frequenting. You can read their reviews here or check out new menu additions...
An Auctioneer for Your Next Event

Monday, November 20, 2017

Dacotah Diamond Auction is a new business in Miller and they bring a level of excitement to any event. Clayton Keck is the Auctioneer and known for his high energy and Dakota-style. You can view their Facebook page on a regular basis to see some of the amazing things being auctioned, including a recent flatbed truck. Auctions are an excellent place to snag a good deal and save money, plus it’s a lot of fun to buy this way. Their services include online auctions, consignment auctions several times a year, and auctioneering at various events. You can learn more or engage...
Cozy Cabin Christmas: Our Youth in Action

Monday, November 13, 2017

  Miller, SD is an inclusive community where we value our youth. We are proud to support their entrepreneurial ideas and Cozy Cabin Christmas is a perfect example of what they are capable of. Our youth came up with the idea to use cabin-like sheds built by a local business to create a pop-up Christmas fair. Located in a parking lot near the downtown core, the area was transformed with Christmas lights, a bonfire and treats. Each cabin was operated by a youth selling goods for the Christmas season. Our youngest entrepreneur was only in the seventh grade, proving that businesses...
Start Your Value-Added Agriculture Business Here

Monday, October 30, 2017

South Dakota is rich in natural resources. Our fertile land and pro-business environment make this an excellent place to start your value-added agriculture business. South Dakota even has a development center to help you get going. They can help by providing advice, guidance, direction, and support. For example, the State can help you to secure an organic certification, with business plans, etc. You can learn more about their recent projects or reach out for support by visiting the South Dakota Value-Added Agriculture Development Center’s website. On Hand is also here to provide local business assistance. Both organizations are here to help...
Miller is Tied to the Railroad

Monday, October 23, 2017

Like with many towns growing up in the West, Miller, South Dakota was heavily influenced by the railroad coming to town. With it brought significant growth in the city and county and demands that we readily met by our citizens. Miller holds the county seat because of the railroad and the townsfolk lobbying heavily for it in 1882. View this site for more about our history. While the impact of the railroad has faded over time, Miller is still on a rail line which provides convenient and ready access to supplies, goods and transportation. Businesses in the area can benefit from...
We Love the Rodeo

Monday, October 16, 2017

The Miller High School is known as the Rustlers so you can imagine how much we love the rodeo in this part of the world. Rodeo is in our blood and part of our history, making it that much more exciting that an annual rodeo event is held in our town. We are on the official schedule for the NRCA and you can find an application here if you wish to participate. The South Dakota Rodeo Association also lists our American Legion Memorial Rodeo with photos and program details available online. If you want to catch a good show, come join...
Loans for Your Business Purchases

Monday, October 09, 2017

Are you familiar with the SBA? The Small Business Administration offers loans to qualified businesses who are looking to purchase fixed assets at low interest rates. You can use an SBA 504 loan to buy equipment, a building, and even land. This makes it possible to grow your business by securing the equipment you need. Also, you may find that it is more affordable to purchase a building for your business, rather than leasing one. In this case, the SBA 504 program is an excellent tool to do so. The SBA works with local lenders to facilitate their loan programs which...
Catch a Movie Under the Stars

Monday, October 02, 2017

The Midway Drive-In Theater in Miller attracts customers from Miller, Pierre and Heron because it is so much fun! Here, you can watch the latest movies under the stars. Bring your spouse and remember the good ole days or introduce your kids to how fun a drive-in theater can be. They also have a full concessions stand with tasty treats for everyone to enjoy. With special events several times throughout the summer, you can enjoy a movie while donating a backpack to kids, viewing classic cars and more. They update their showings on a regular basis and you can view the ever-changing...
Visit the Miller Central Speedway

Monday, September 25, 2017

Catch a race every Sunday night at the Miller Central Speedway. Home to WISSOTA Racing Action which includes Midwest Modified, Street Stock, Superstock, Modified and Late Model classes, you can watch as vehicles whiz by at high speeds and maybe even cheer on a friend or two. There are judges on hand and prizes given out after the races. If you want to be a driver and enjoy the thrill of pushing towards the finish line, you can apply online, register and find out how to participate here. If you are a spectator, you are welcome to attend all the races...
We Love Our Schools

Monday, September 18, 2017

  In Miller, we are proud to support our local students and teachers. Our school system is fantastic because of the entire community’s commitment to our youth. We recently built a new elementary school and the entire town came together to help with the finishing details. We are the home of the Rustlers and have our own elementary, middle and high school. The Miller School District has high rankings for our STEM program as well, making it clear that we are investing in the education of our youth while also preparing them for modern and high-tech careers. You can learn more about...
Get Help with Workforce Training

Monday, September 11, 2017

  Have you purchased a new piece of equipment? Could your company benefit from improving the skills of your workforce or introducing them to new technology? Training new and existing employees can help your business to run more efficiently and increase productivity, but where do you start? Unless you have an in-house training department, this question may prevent you from getting going. The good news is that South Dakota’s Workforce Development Program is in place to help pay for these training programs. The State will pay for up to 50% of the cost to train each employee and even help you to...
Loans for Your Startup or Growing Business

Monday, September 04, 2017

  Do you have a business idea that will create jobs in South Dakota? Businesses need capital to grow so if that is your obstacle, consider applying for a REDI loan. This loan is available for startups and existing companies looking to purchase new equipment, land, make site improvements, construct or renovate a facility, etc. The interest rate on REDI loans is incredibly low at only 2 percent and can be amortized out for twenty years to give you a low monthly payment. This is one more way that South Dakota is making it easier for businesses who are looking to grow....
Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller

Monday, August 28, 2017

Easy access to healthcare is important for all our citizens. In Miller, South Dakota we are privileged to have the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital standing by to assist our community members with whatever health needs arise. This means you don’t have to leave our small town for care or even to have a baby. They offer diagnostic services as well so you can get an ultrasound, CT scan and more – all in Miller. With primary care physicians, specialists, a full laboratory, and nutritionists on hand, there are few conditions you can’t receive care for while in Miller. Even physical...
Help Paying for Interns

Monday, August 21, 2017

Recruiting talented workers can be a challenge but it is far easier if you can hire them as interns while they are still in college or going through a training program. By exposing interns to your business and company culture, it creates a pipeline of future employees you can pull from as permanent positions open up. To help you pay for it, the Dakota Seeds program was formed. You can receive up to $2,000 or 50 percent of your intern’s wages from the Department of Labor. This makes it affordable to hire an intern this summer or to hire several. Not...
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Age Friendly Communities: A Place to Grow Up, A Place to Grow Old!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

When my husband turned 50 the invitation to join AARP came right along in the mail with his birthday cards. He was so excited to get his AARP card because he loved the idea of getting a price break any time he flashed it around. When I got mine, I have to admit, I wasn’t so excited . . . it was just another reminder that I was getting older along with the gray hair, wrinkles and an ornery left knee. I was interested, though, in learning about “Age Friendly Communities” at my last economic development meeting. The statistics are pretty...
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Leaving a Legacy

Thursday, August 17, 2017

As adults we spend much of our lives thinking about money. We focus on careers, managing a home, and raising a family. After a lifetime of hard work and dedication, and I might add, a lot of creative budgeting and conservative spending habits, a family might find themselves with an estate that requires careful thought, consideration and a plan – a plan that includes the idea of a life well lived and what can be left for future generations not only within the family circle, but extending out to an entire community! Locally, Miller reaps the benefits of generous gift giving....
Money for Construction, Working Capital, and Expansion

Monday, August 14, 2017

South Dakota WORKS is here to provide your business with the financial assistance you need to grow. By providing loans that can be used for working capital and interim construction financing, startup costs, and inventory needs. In other words – there is a lot of flexibility for how the funds are to be used and even who will qualify. That’s the South Dakota way, really. We make it easy to do business by ensuring that business owners can get the support they need, when they need it. This loan program will pay for up to 40% of the project cost with...
Get Help Starting a Business

Monday, August 07, 2017

Starting and growing your business in South Dakota is easier than you may think. We have so many resources available to help you launch and grow. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an existing business looking to expand, South Dakota’s Governor’s Office of Economic Development is here to assist you. South Dakota was ranked as the number one place for entrepreneurs in the entire country! This is because we make it easy to start a business here and have done things like cut the red tape, created financing opportunities, and gathered resources that make the process easier. In South Dakota, you...
Miller is Served by Mid-Dakota Water

Monday, July 31, 2017

Where you get your water from matters. As people throughout the country watched the horror unfolding in Flint, Michigan, it became clear that the integrity of the water supply and the company you get water from is critical for basic health. This is why we are so thankful to be served by Mid-Dakota Water. They serve over 28 small towns and Miller is one of them.  With Mid-Dakota Water, you can expect transparency, good service and most importantly – safe, quality drinking water. If you are interested in reading any of their news releases or water quality reports, you can click...
The Coffee Is That Good

Monday, July 24, 2017

You know the coffee and food is good when people drive from other towns to visit your local café. That’s what all the reviews are saying about Ranch Café in Miller. This is where you can come for some home cooking, hot coffee, and friendly service. It’s a café the way you remember it – local, friendly, and delicious.
Cheap Money for Your Business

Monday, July 17, 2017

Are you looking for a small loan to buy equipment or increase your working capital? Perhaps you want to improve your storefront or even purchase real estate. In this case, the MicroLOAN SD program may be able to help. This is a loan opportunity for small businesses in the state of South Dakota who are needing financial assistance. The loans go up to $100,000 and the interest rate is only 3 percent. Working with local credit unions and banks, the MicroLOAN SD program is making it possible for small businesses to thrive in South Dakota. You can find the application here.
Improving Rundown Properties

Monday, July 10, 2017

The South Dakota Housing Development Authority has a low interest rate loan program that makes it possible to improve houses throughout our area and state. Called CHIP, homeowners can use the funds to update things like plumbing, wiring, water heaters, and even to replace the foundation. The actual loan terms are based on borrower need on an individual basis. The goal is for the loan to be affordable and make it possible to fix up houses in the area. Borrowers can even use it to expand the home by completing additions. The caveat is that you must be within 120 percent...
Housing Your Family Can Afford

Monday, July 03, 2017

Life can be expensive, especially when it comes to finding a safe place to live. If you and your family have income but not enough to qualify to purchase a house at market rates – you are not alone. Fortunately, the Governor’s House Program is here to help. In South Dakota, this program has made it possible for more than 2,000 lower income families and seniors to purchase a new home. The homes are well-built, comfortable and energy efficient. To qualify, you need to make less than $44,030 as a couple or individual or $50,320 for a family of three or...
Hand County Library in Miller

Monday, June 26, 2017

Do you love to read? Want to expose your children to the value of the written word, open their imagination or start a research project? The Hand County Library in Miller is here for all these things and more. This is a regional library that is fully stocked and the librarians make learning easier than ever by connecting members with tools, books, periodicals and more. Open every day but Sunday, you can bring the family or come alone and enjoy a good book. Reading opens the world by exposing us to everything we need to learn and explore. They also host...
Grow Your Exports

Monday, June 19, 2017

Do you want to sell your products overseas but need help getting started? The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) is in place to help financially. They can pay for a portion of your cost to attend a trade mission, trade show, international sales trip, translation services, and more. Knowing that the upfront cost of international trade can be cumbersome, the STEP program helps to ease the financial burden and to remove barriers to entry for small businesses. In South Dakota, we have incredible natural resources and talented entrepreneurs. This program can help to bring those products, talents, and ideas to the...
Join Us for the Next Housing Fair

Monday, June 12, 2017

On Hand hosted a housing fair in January and it was a great success. People came from all over to learn about housing needs, local opportunities, resources, and what our community is doing to ensure that everyone has access to affordable housing for their family. This takes a community-wide effort with help from non-profits and government groups along with local builders and investors. The good news is that in Miller, we know how to come together and get things done. Not one to wait for the help of others, we are making plans and putting up houses as a community-wide initiative....
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Come on Over!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Are the relatives visiting and you’re wondering what to do? Do you want to take a vacation but not travel too far or spend too much? Well, come on over and let us entertain you in Miller, SD! Located at the intersection of State Highway 45 and U.S. Highway 14 lies a cool small town chock full of fun activities for the hot days of summer. A quick vacation trip to Miller will not disappoint and here’s why: Miller Golf Course offers a picturesque and challenging nine-hole course with water hazards in play on all nine holes. Located 1 mile North...
Our Beautiful Community Center is Yours to Use

Monday, June 05, 2017

We are proud of the community center we have in Miller and the many activities that are hosted here on an annual basis. This is where we gather to enjoy time together. It can also be where you host your next big event. The community center is available to rent out for weddings at $750 for two days, retirement parties, birthdays, and any other fun activity you have in mind. With a full kitchen, it is possible to cater a big party with fantastic food. You can even rent it out for your child’s birthday party and only pay $25 an...
Get Help with Your Awning or Sign

Monday, May 29, 2017

Are you starting or expanding a business in downtown Miller, SD? If so, On Hand Development Corporation is here to assist you. One of the ways we promote our downtown business is by offering signage and awning assistance. We can pay for all or a portion of your sign and awning as a way of welcoming you to our growing business community. Miller is a friendly and community-driven town where each business plays a special role in our culture and heritage. We want you to feel welcome and supported here and to have the resources you need to thrive. To learn...
Pheasant Hunt in Miller This Year

Monday, May 22, 2017

People come from all over the world to pheasant hunt in Miller, SD. It is part of our heritage, our tradition and we welcome regular guests and newcomers to join us every year. You can click here to view information on pheasant hunting locally and new businesses like Dakota Expeditions are here to ensure you have a comfortable place to stay. On an annual basis, we host around 2,700 hunters who harvest more than 40,000 pheasants. Now that’s a successful hunt! If you haven’t participated yet, you are missing out so learn more, join us and have a good time in...
Business Retention and Expansion Visits

Monday, May 15, 2017

At On Hand Development Corporation, we participate in the Governor’s Business Retention and Expansion Visits program. This program was started to connect local politicians and community leaders with businesses throughout the state. By conducting these business visits, it becomes clear what companies need to succeed, what their struggles are and where they are going. Most are going up and planning for expansions so the state is looking for new ways to help make that happen. Here in Miller, we are also meeting with local businesses and identifying ways we can help by providing advice, connecting owners with resources, etc. If you...
Help When You Need It

Monday, May 08, 2017

Does your business need help getting off the ground, expanding, securing financing or tackling a business issue? Whatever need you may have (whether positive or negative) On Hand Development Corporation can help. We are “on hand” to assist you with whatever your needs may be. Our services are free of charge and highly personalized. This means that we can take the time to sit down with you, discuss your needs and create a plan for how to help. With On Hand by your side, conducting business becomes even easier and you never need to feel like you are alone on a...
The Take Out and Catering is Yummy

Monday, May 01, 2017

Do you ever feel like some cold ice cream, a pizza burger or a dash of nostalgia? If so, visit The Take Out and Catering in Miller. This is a newer business that took over Bob’s Drive In – a popular joint since the 1950s. Owned by Brett and Carmen Smith, they are open starting in May and located on the edge of Highway 14. If you are short on time you can call ahead and order. Otherwise, enjoy the atmosphere, excellent food and customer service. They can also handle all your catering needs and have catered for both large and...
Miller Has a Thriving Downtown

Monday, April 24, 2017

Have you been shopping downtown lately? Miller, South Dakota has a charming and thriving downtown area with friendly shops and everything you could need. Here, you can browse through our clothing and shoe store, visit several boutiques, a drug store, hardware and grocery store. Essentially, everything you require is right here for you to enjoy. This means that you can get all the benefits of small-town living without running out of the essentials or needing to leave the area to buy a birthday present. We invite you to visit downtown Miller and see what we love so much about it. You...
In Miller, We Get Things Done

Monday, April 17, 2017

Miller is a small town in South Dakota but we are a mighty group of people. Our community is strong and self-sufficient and we like it that way because it means we know how to come together and get things done. With the next biggest towns 45 and 70 miles away, we don’t depend on outside help for things we can do ourselves. Take our new elementary school, for example. Before it was set to open the teachers, principal and community members came together to finish the necessary sidewalk projects and infrastructure required for our students to start the school year...
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Small Town Cool

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Small Town Cool I’m not really sure when I became cool - - and even more importantly, I’m not really sure when I became “uncool” but I suspect it was somewhere around the time I was raising teenagers.  And even though all of us are “cool” - at least literally during the winter months - - it’s important to hear the good news that SMALL TOWNS ARE COOL!  Yes, you heard that right – small towns are cool places and the latest trend for retail dynamics, travel motivations and as always, a great place to raise a family. "Cool" usually means standing...
Join Miller’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Monday, April 10, 2017

In Miller, we love getting together as a community and enjoying the holidays. Our annual Easter Egg Hunt is another way to come together and have a good time. All the kids are welcome to search for eggs at Crystal Park and there is enough for everyone. Parents also have fun participating so this is really an all-age event that families look forward to all year long. The event is broken down into two main hunts – a daytime hunt for kids under the age of nine and a flashlight hunt for the pre-teens and teens. This way, everyone can enjoy...
Join Us for a Working Women’s Lunch in April

Monday, April 03, 2017

Join your friends, neighbors and colleagues as we celebrate working women in Miller, SD. Women are strong, intelligent, powerful, and wear many hats. We can be entrepreneurs, business executives, community leaders, mothers and wives but sometimes, we need to take a moment to just be ourselves. The Working Women’s Lunch allows women throughout our community to come together and celebrate what it means to be a business woman in Miller. We acknowledge the hard work of our sisters, invite recognition and present support and resources that can make us all stronger and better. For more information, visit our Facebook Page or...
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Enterprising Entrepreneurs

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Miller’s youngest entrepreneur is a young 7th grade girl who used the idea of a holiday photo booth to attract over 30 customers at our Cozy Cabin Christmas project. She rented a cabin, secured holiday props, borrowed a camera and a tripod and went to work. Despite her cold first night, she felt that it was a success - - but her second night was a grand slam! Now there is talk about next year and a new and improved Festive Photo Booth! The idea behind Cozy Cabin Christmas was to give potential entrepreneurs a chance to take their clever ideas...
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There’s No Place Like Home

Friday, January 13, 2017

Remember the scene from the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy suddenly realizes that everything she ever wanted or needed was always at home – on her farm – in Kansas in a community similar to our own here in South Dakota? When she clicks her heels and chants, “There’s no place like home,” we all know in our hearts she is speaking truth! Now before I get into flying monkeys, witches (good and wicked),talking scarecrows and (heaven forbid) cowardliness, let’s hang on to a ledge in that spinning house and hope we land on some good housing strategies that ensure...
Miller Day at the Legislature

Monday, December 19, 2016

January 25, 2017 – We would like to cordially invite all community members to ride a bus to Pierre to listen to the legislative session and meet with our legislators.  This is your opportunity to discuss policy and changes that you believe will help the City of Miller, the business climate, and quality of life. For more information, contact the City of Miller today! Click here: http://www.millersd.org/miller/city-of-miller/contact-the-city-of-miller  
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Cozy Cabin Christmas

Thursday, December 15, 2016

On Hand Development has had the opportunity to work with Youth Leaders from Miller High School this past year. They exude energy, fresh ideas, enthusiasm, and a “can do” attitude! Young people are the future and when it’s time to strategically plan for the future of our town and surrounding community, it is in everyone’s best interest to listen to them! One of their biggest (and most interesting) projects this year has been “Cozy Cabin Christmas”. After several weeks of early morning meetings as well as visits with Miller City Council, the project offering a temporary business opportunity for entrepreneurs is...
SDHDA Improves Community Home Improvement Program with Borrower Friendly Interest Rate

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Changes to South Dakota Housing Development Authority’s (SDHDA) Community Home Improvement Program will allow qualifying homeowners to borrow more money for needed improvements at a low interest rate. The program, known as CHIP, lends money to income-qualified homeowners who need to replace foundations, update plumbing or wiring, buy a new furnace or water heater or make other improvements to their homes. The minimum payment, loan term and minimum/maximum loan amount is no longer determined by SDHDA, but will be based on borrower’s need and standard underwriting guidelines. Click here for the complete article.
South Dakota ranks 12th among most charitable states

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

In honor of Giving Tuesday the website WalletHub released a list of 2016's Most Charitable States. South Dakota comes out 12th, according to Wallethub. They compared states based on key metrics ranging from "volunteer rate" to “percentage of income donated” to “percentage of sheltered homeless.” WalletHub also provides a Charity Calculator to help donors maximize their philanthropic impact. Click here for the complete article.
The Best and Worst Run States in America: South Dakota #11

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The South Dakota government appears to have a better-managed budget better than nearly any other U.S. state. South Dakota has the most well-funded pension in the country, with funding exceeding pension obligations by 7.3%. The state’s surplus coffers comprise 9.0% of the current annual budget, one of the larger rainy day funds nationwide. Credit ratings agency Moody’s has given South Dakota the highest possible credit rating and a stable outlook. State lawmakers managed to produce a balanced budget despite collecting less revenue than public officials had projected. According to the state’s chief economist, one reason for the low revenue figure...
Why South Dakota?: Value-Added Agriculture

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

South Dakota has a long-standing and successful background in agriculture. Agriculture is South Dakota’s largest industry and has a $20.7 billion economic impact on the state. Ninety-eight percent of South Dakota’s farms are family owned, so adding value to products already being produced in South Dakota benefits both citizens and the state. Click here to view the complete article.
Farm and Home Show

Monday, December 12, 2016

Come visit On Hand Development at the Radio Works Farm and Home Show at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.  On Hand Development will have a booth at the fourth annual Farm and Home Show mid-January of 2017.  Click here for more information on the Farm and Home Show: http://www.fm1043theparty.com/farm-and-home-show1.htm  
JC Terry Complex

Monday, December 05, 2016

The JC Terry Complex is comprised of three baseball fields that allow for fun for all ages! Residents can expect to find teenagers, legion, amateurs, youth, and t-ball opportunities during the summer months.  As well as, adult softball leagues are also available for women, men, and co-ed options for those that are looking for something exciting to do this summer. If you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, contact the Miller/Wessington/Wolsey Baseball Association in Miller by calling (605) 204-0192 or by clicking here: http://www.millersd.org/miller/miller-c-and-c/business-directory/?item=1628  
Christmas on the Prairie

Monday, November 28, 2016

Only in Miller, South Dakota, Christmas on the Prairie is Miller’s kickoff to the Christmas Season extravaganza! You will find a Jingle Bell Run, sleigh rides, prizes, storytime, ugly sweater contest, marshmallow roast, and businesses are open late! Make sure you take a look around, there will be decorated Christmas trees, caroling, and much more! Contact City Hall at (605) 853-2705 or stop in at 120 West 2nd Street in Miller for information on this years event! http://www.millersd.org/miller/city-of-miller/contact-the-city-of-miller  
Harrold Grain Terminal – Exciting Opportunity

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Harrold Grain Terminal is in the process of putting the finishing touches on a 100 car rail loop and grain terminal! Harrold Terminal LLC is committed to bringing higher prices and superior service to producers! Providing information on cash bids, market data, real-time news, weather conditions, and alert information, you can be assured that Harrold Terminal will provide the best service for their clients! For more information regarding Harrold Terminal, click here: http://www.harroldterminal.com/  
Pheasant Hunting

Monday, November 14, 2016

Waiting for a great season of pheasant hunting? Residents and visitors in Hand County can rent hunting lodges!  On Hand Development provides a listing of hunting and fishing lodges in Hand County in the Business Directory! Click here to rent your lodge today! http://www.millersd.org/miller/miller-c-and-c/business-directory/?cat=Hunting+%26+Fishing&keyword=&submit=Submit    
Join the Housing Efforts!

Monday, November 07, 2016

On Hand Development would like to invite individuals in the community to volunteer to assist in the housing efforts. Contact On Hand Development today to get involved: http://www.millersd.org/miller. Another opportunity, “Paint-South Dakota” is seeking volunteers to pick up paint brushes and set aside some free time to help residents in their communities. Nominate someone who needs assistance today. Applications are now available for the 2016 Paint-South Dakota Campaign. Click here: http://www.sdhda.org/social-programs/paint-south-dakota.html  
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Buy Local or Bye-Bye Local!

Friday, November 04, 2016

I saw this sign while traveling to my niece’s wedding in Osage, Iowa. Osage is a small town very much like Miller and the sign was outside a local clothing store very much like The Clothes Garden.  Just a few words, and yet it packed a HUGE message!  Last year I hit the road and visited with some of our younger Hand County residents (elementary school students), our older residents (Senior Citizens and Red Hat Society), and anyone else who would listen to the shopping local sermon.  The dialogue was started and now folks are at least pausing and reflecting...
Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital and Clinic

Monday, October 31, 2016

Whether you and your family are focused on wellness or recovering, you’re at the right health and healing hospital and clinic in the right community. One of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, the Miller location also includes assisted living! Avera recently completed a 4-phase project which including constructing an entirely new hospital, updating the existing hospital to Physical Therapy Offices, a wellness center, and renovating other areas for an eye doctor and other offices, and increased parking! Click here to schedule your appointment today! http://www.avera.org/miller/  
Landlord/Renter Education

Monday, October 24, 2016

As a landlord, or property manager, there are programs and training opportunities available in 2016 that you may be interested in. The 2016 training schedule includes, but not limited to, Fair Housing Training, Managing a Mixed Subsidy, Documenting Tenant Violations, and much more. Click here for a full list: http://www.sdhda.org/property-management/training-opportunities.html As a renter, there are many tips that you should know. For instances, when meeting a landlord be prepared with information such as completed applications, references, identification and Social Security cards. Also, read the lease carefully before you sign. For a complete list, click here: http://www.sdhda.org/property-management/tips-for-tenants.html  
Businesses for Sale

Monday, October 17, 2016

Have you ever been curious about owning your own business?  You may come across a listing in Miller or St. Lawrence that interests you! Check out any business listing here: http://www.cossagency.com/index.cfm Don’t forget to contact On Hand Development at (605) 852-3098 to inform that you are interested in owning a business in Miller and ask how they can be of assistance!
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A Hunting We Will Go!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Grab your guns! Dig out the camo! Get the tags off your newest, brightest orange apparel and get ready for the best hunting season ever! Residents of Miller and the surrounding area always smile when hunting season is just around the corner. And why shouldn’t we?  Hunting brings visitors to our area – some who are relatives, some who are old family friends and some who are here for the first time. It is Hand County’s finest tourist attraction!  And like a good pheasant hunt, On Hand Economic Development is also preparing and planning for OUR next big hunt –...
Housing – Renting, Buying, Oh the Fun!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Are you needing an apartment or house to rent in Miller? Click here to find the contact information for landlords in and around Miller: http://www.millersd.org/miller/on-hand-development-corporation/rental-properties Interested in buying? Click here for a listing of real estate agencies, brought to you by On Hand Development. http://www.millersd.org/miller/miller-c-and-c/business-directory/?cat=Real+Estate&keyword=Agency&submit=Submit  
Rooster Release

Monday, October 03, 2016

Come witness the excitement with the 2016 Pheasant Season during October 15, 2016 – January 1, 2017 (tentative)!  The Rooster Release kicks off the annual pheasant hunting season in Miller, South Dakota. There will be prizes for tagged pheasants shot during the Rooster Release. If you are a resident or just visiting South Dakota, make sure you have your Small Game License or any other require license to take part in the festivities. Find out more on Pheasant Season here: http://gfp.sd.gov/hunting/small-game/pheasants.aspx
Download live Miller Rustler action events at home

Monday, September 26, 2016

Are you going to miss a Miller Rustler athletic event? That’s too bad, but don’t be too alarmed! Now you can watch every Miller Rustler action event on your mobile device and receive e-mail or text notifications! Go to thecube.com to sign up! While we want you to attend every live event, we understand that conflicts arise with your busy schedules! Follow these instructions so you never have to miss another Rustler event again: https://miller.k12.sd.us/Live%20Streaming%20instructions.pdf  
Miller School District

Monday, September 19, 2016

As a learning community, your student can be prepared for the future by engaging in academic, artistic, physical, and social development at the Miller School District. You can be confident that this learning environment is one place where your student wants to be, as evidence by 97.03% of all students attended 94% or more enrolled days during the 2015 school year. In 2015, Miller School District had a 94.59% high school completion percentage rate which was higher than the State at 90.06%.  We would like to invite you to find out that you will be more than satisfied with our exceptional...
Dakota Dream Savings Fund

Monday, September 12, 2016

Would you like $3 additional dollars for every $1 you save, up to $2,000? If eligible, you can have a total of $8,000 to use toward the purchase of your first home! GROW South Dakota can match individual savings to purchase your first home. View the Dakota Dream Savings Fund Application here: http://www.growsd.org/growsd/about-us/resource-library/?item=4597  
Homebuyer Education

Monday, September 05, 2016

Are you ready to buy a home? How can you easily obtain a mortgage loan? How does credit affect your ability to own your dream home? These are questions that can be answered during a Homebuyer Education Class offered by GROW South Dakota (HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency and Housing Education Resource Organization (HERO). Topics include Protecting Your Investment, Understanding Credit, Are You Ready To Buy A Home, Money Management, and Obtaining a Mortgage Loan. Click here to schedule your class today: http://www.growsd.org/growsd/housing
Shop local

Monday, August 29, 2016

Casual local purchases builds relationships and community cohesiveness, strengthens the local economy, and keeps taxes lower! Each dollar you spend at independent local businesses returns three times more money to your local economy – a benefit that will keep on giving to your community! On Hand Development provides an online business directory for your convenience! Please click here and give one of our local businesses a call or stop in to see them today! http://www.millersd.org/miller/miller-c-and-c/business-directory
Mitchell Technical Institute

Monday, August 22, 2016

99% job placement rate for Mitchell Technical Institute is one reason you should be looking into your next educational or career opportunity! Ranked in the top 150 of America’s two-year colleges by the aspen Institute for the third year in a row, Mitchell Technical Institute provides opportunities from health opportunities to agriculture to business to even energy production and construction. With an abundance of choices, students can be confident in the quality of education that they will receive at an affordable cost. Located in Mitchell, South Dakota, be part of the nationally and regionally unique programs and a large alumni network....
BNSF’s busy grain business good news for South Dakota

Friday, August 19, 2016

Seeing lots of grain-hauling business, in the Dakotas and elsewhere, BNSF Railway has brought back nearly half the workers it furloughed months ago, according to Amy McBeth, a St. Paul-based spokeswoman for the Fort Worth-based railway. After oil and coal prices and production flagged last year, BNSF’s freight business sagged from high levels and about 5,000 employees were furloughed. But McBeth told the Capital Journal Thursday that about 2,400 of those 5,000 are back to work, largely because of “an uptick in grain traffic this quarter compared to last.” Click here for the complete article.
Governor Names Scott Stern to head economic development

Friday, August 19, 2016

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced on Monday that he will appoint Scott G. Stern as Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Stern will begin his term on Sept. 1, 2016. “Scott Stern will be a great leader of our state’s economic development efforts,” said Gov. Daugaard. “From his work building a small town family business, to his time working with major corporate clients, Scott understands why South Dakota is a great place to do business.” Click here for the complete article.
Group Looks At How Far $100 Goes In Each State

Friday, August 19, 2016

Whether you're buying a home or shopping for food, a new report finds we get more out of our money in South Dakota than in many other states.   The Tax Foundation says prices for the same goods vary from state to state.  The research group looked at how much $100 is worth in each area. The state where you'll get the most for your money?  Mississippi.  One hundred dollars is worth $115. South Dakota did not fare too badly though.  It came in at fourth at $113. Click here for the complete article.
Making South Dakota Home

Friday, August 19, 2016

Whether it's across the state or across state borders, recent census data shows nationally, fewer of us are moving to new communities - only that's not the case in South Dakota. That same data shows a number of people are willing to make the move here. In 2014, more than 28,000 people migrated to South Dakota from out-of-state. "We've got a lot of stuff to unpack," transplant Rudy Robinson said. It's been a little more than a month since Rudy and Lora Robinson packed up and moved from Sioux City, Iowa. Click here for the complete article
Planning districts partner with USDA Rural Development to deliver services

Friday, August 19, 2016

USDA Rural Development in South Dakota has partnered with six statewide planning districts in South Dakota to enhance program accessibility in underserved rural areas and communities. Through a coordinated effort, workshops, individual meetings and opportunity sessions were held throughout the state to provide information and technical assistance for USDA Rural Development programs. “Our agency is excited to be partnering with the planning districts,” said USDA Rural Development Acting State Director Bruce Jones. “This provides us with a great opportunity by leveraging partnerships and resources, as well as make advancements in economic development, cooperation, and coordination of projects.” The Northeast Council of Governments...
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The Power of Education

Friday, August 19, 2016

It’s hard to believe that school is already in session, fall is just around the corner and even at my age, I’m still learning! Nelson Mandela put it best when he said, “Education is the most POWERFUL weapon which you can use to change the world.” Economic Development is all about changing the landscape of rural South Dakota – helping small communities and towns realize their potential. Recently, Miller sent a team from On Hand Development (Megan Fritzsche and myself), Miller Housing Redevelopment Commission (Kristi Lichty), and Miller High School (students Camden Breitling and Dylan Fulton) to explore rural development during...
McWhorter House Museum

Monday, August 15, 2016

The McWhorter House was set up as an old pioneer era home between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, was the original house of the first doctor in Miller, Dr. Whorter.  The McWhorter House was established as a historical site in 1983 and the Museum was opened in 1989. Contact any member of the Hand County Historical Society for more information: http://history.sd.gov/aboutus/organizations/hand.aspx Schedule your tour today!
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The Talk

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

People blush at the mere mention of the word - - parents dread the day - - kids are horrified and refuse to have anything to do with it - - I am referring to “The Talk” - - yes THEE TALK with their children.  In fact, some folks don’t even bother having this discussion with their kids because it’s just too embarrassing and down-right weird to have that kind of a conversation with their son or daughter. And before you start to think that I’m talking about the birds and bees, let me just say this is more about...
Welcome a new Subway to town!

Monday, August 08, 2016

Miller welcomes a new Subway to town.  It’s the nicest Subway around. Don’t believe us? Stop in and check them out today!  Subway opened March 2, 2016 and is excited to cater to customers in and around Miller. On Hand Development would like to welcome this excited employer to the area! Take a look at On Hand Development’s online business directory for more information on local businesses: http://www.millersd.org/miller/miller-c-and-c/business-directory
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New Feature: From the Desk of Tammy Caffee

Thursday, August 04, 2016

MillerSD.org is pleased to annouce a new feature which will be out soon: articles From the Desk of Tammy Caffee. These postings will give you insight and information from inside the organization on what's new and exciting in the City of Miller and Hand County. Check back soon for our first article!
Calendar of Events

Monday, August 01, 2016

Do you have an event you would like to get on the community calendar? Call or email Tammy at On Hand today, at 853-3098, and she will help you advertise your event on our community calendar. If you would like to see the events that are coming up, click here: http://www.millersd.org/miller/calendar
Midway Drive-In

Monday, July 25, 2016

“See the Stars From Your Cars!” The Midway Drive-In continues to offer movie-goers in central South Dakota great movies and that nostalgic “drive-in” experience since 1953! One of the five remaining drive-in theatres in South Dakota, this experience draws many visitors from a very far distance! Showings are throughout the spring and summer with an expected box office opening at 8:00 pm. Make sure you come witness the new digital projector! Make sure to check the Special Events page of the Midway Drive-In webpage for up-to-date information on special events that are happening at the theatre. Click here for more information:...
Welcome to Miller Central Speedway!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Home to the WISSOTA Racing Action, including Street Stock, Midwest Modified, Super Stock, Modified, and Late Model classes, there is plenty to see for the whole family! The Speedway is weekly at 7:00 pm on Sunday nights! Under new ownership, Dale and Susan Hargens have already made improvements to the track including track re-shaping, pit work, installing a transponder system, and a broadened concession selection! Come wish Dale and Susan a successful program! Find out more information here: http://www.millercentralspeedway.com/ Like Miller Central Speedway on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/millercentralspeedway  
Hands of Hope Color Run

Monday, July 11, 2016

The Annual Crazy Color Run/Walk on July 16, 2016 is a 2 mile event with a free will donation where proceeds go to helping people in and from Hand County who are fighting cancer.  With your donation, you will receive a free shirt and a pair of sunglasses along with 1 packet of color.  Should you wish you purchase additional colors, they are $3 each or two for $5! Before the Run/Walk, make sure you go downtown to check out The Crazy Days Sales and Activities. For more information, click and like the Facebook page of Hands of Hope Crazy Color...
Miller City Pool

Monday, July 04, 2016

The City of Miller boosts a heated 25 meter pool with a 141 foot water slide and a diving board! The Miller City Pool allows for fun at all ages by providing a “kiddie” pool for the younger, beginner swimmers. Residents and visitors can expect the pool to be open from June until August with hours being Monday-Friday from 1-5 and 7-9 and Saturday 1-5. Other opportunities with the Miller City Pool are swimming lessons, water aerobics, lap swim, open swim, and pool parties! Schedule today by calling 853-3977! We invite you to like the Miller City Pool’s Facebook page for...
Best Online Colleges In South Dakota For 2015-2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

South Dakota, with its wide open spaces and sparse population, is the ideal place for individuals seeking an online college education. Access to quality college degree programs, regardless of geographic location, has provided many South Dakotans with educational opportunities they could only dream of in the past. That is why colleges and universities in the state, both public and private, have begun offering distance-learning alternatives to their already well-established curricula. Like elsewhere, only a few South Dakota colleges deliver online programs whose exceptional quality lifts them above their peers. Check the list below to learn which schools are recognized as...
HIGH SCHOOL BIG IDEA COMPETITION LAUNCHES STATEWIDE

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

In its eight years of existence, the BIG Idea Competition has received 1,315 entries involving nearly 1,800 students representing 67 schools.  The competition is open to any high school student in the state. Find out more at http://bigideasd.com/  
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The Training Place offers Welding Courses

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Welding  (Course Capacity - Min/max - 2/10) 40-HOUR BASIC WIRE-FEED WELDING -$995/person  CALL (605) 725-1833 FOR MORE INFO! __________________________ HOBBY WELDING - $99/person CALL (605) 725-1833 FOR MORE INFO! This one day, 8-hour class will teach you the basics of Wire-feed welding. Create a unique welding project to wrap up the class! __________________________________ ADVANCED WELDING TRAINING & CODE CERTIFIED WELDING Welding training offered by the hour and qualification testing performed at The Training Place or offsite by special arrangement. Training coupons and prepared test plates in specified metal, wire tips, and cones to be provided by the client or as arranged. CALL (605) 725-1833 FOR CUSTOMIZED PRICING & MORE INFO!   Contact The...
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The Training Place - Online Health Courses

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Online Healthcare Courses Learn more at www.healthedtoday.com/NEWTEC Highly interactive courses provide an enriched learning experience and developed to ensure students gain necessary skills to excel in a professional healthcare environment. Programs include access to online community, robust student services. Pharmacy Technician - $1,299  Clinical Medical Assistant - $2,499 ? Dental Assisting - $1,299 ? Medical Billing & Coding - $1,399 ? Medical Coding ICD-10 - $999 ? EKG Technician - $1,299 ? Electronic Health Record Mgmt. - $1,299 ? Phlebotomy Technician - $1,299 ? Medical Administrative Assistant - $1,299 ? Dialysis Technician - $1,299 ? Medical Terminology - $499 ? ECG/EKG Course for Nurses - $699 Healthcare...
Development centers want to do more

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

South Dakota business-advisory network celebrates 30 productive years   An experienced network of business advisers across South Dakota is celebrating its 30th anniversary by encouraging business people and entrepreneurs to check with one of the organization’s regional offices for free help. South Dakota Small Business Development Centers have an impressive record of assisting new and growing businesses throughout the state, and they can provide even more help, says Jeff Eckhoff, state director. “We’re one of the unsung gems of South Dakota’s growing business community, and we want to do more to help bolster the state’s economy,” Eckhoff says. “We want to spread the word...
State workforce plan to shed new light on South Dakota’s image

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. – After months of research and planning, the state officially launched its workforce development campaign at the Governor’s Economic Development conference held last week in Sioux Falls.      “We knew we needed to get some solid research done to understand what it’s going to take to attract people to South Dakota and what the messaging needed to be,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).   “The findings?  People lack salient images of South Dakota and therefore think we lack development and a forward economy,” Costello said. “They don’t picture themselves being able to live in...
Take Action Team Meeting

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Take Action Team Meeting, Thursday, April 16 - 5:30 pm at the Miller Community Center. Come listen and see what's being planned for the Miller Community. Community survey results from the SADD students. Come be a part of the conversation...bring a friend! Community Activity Director Recreational Facilities Support Services Shop Local Develop & Attract Local Tourism Affordable Housing Options Community Wish List City Grid Improvements Education Opportunites. For more information contact On Hand Development, 853.3098.
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Small Business is Everybody's Business Virtual Conference to be Held April 24, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Small Business is Everybody's Business Virtual Conference to be Held April 24, 2015 March 27, 2015 – SDSU Extension will host the Small Business is Everybody's Business Virtual Conference April 24, 2015 at eight locations across the state. GROW South Dakota, based in Sisseton, will be a host for our region. The local session will be held at the Sisseton High School DDN Classroom from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Other site locations for this virtual conference include:  DeSmet, Faith, Gregory, Irene, Newell, Tri-Valley School, and Wall. For registration and location details, visit http://igrow.org/store. Seating is limited. “Rural communities have real advantages...
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Small Business is Everybody's Business

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rural communities have real advantages when it comes to attracting new entrepreneurs and retaining small businesses. This virtual conference will provide communities an opportunity to hear nationally-known speakers share information about how rural places can support small businesses. A local panel will also provide information on local outlook and support. Community teams will also have time to strategize about ways they can promote small business in their area.   Speakers include: Dell Gines, Senior Community Development Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Dell has spoken across the nation on entrepreneurship based economic development, entrepreneurship ecosystems and developing local rural and urban economies...
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Miller Community Center Grand Opening & Celebration

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Please join On Hand Development in celebrating the Grand Opening of the new Miller Community Center, Friday, March 27 from 4-7 pm. Tours of the Community Center begin at 4:00 pm and will continue throughout the event. A social and complimentary appetizers will be held from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in the Community Center gym. Following the social a Community Center celebration will take place with new business recognition as well as On Hand Development and the Miller Civic and Commerce holding their annual meeting and election of officers. For more information contact On Hand Development at 853.3098.
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Paint South Dakota Application Due May 1st

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Applications are now available for the 2015 Paint-South Dakota Campaign. Please  click here to fill out an application. The program qualifications are below:      Nominee’s home must be single family, owner occupied      Nominee’s home must be in need of new paint      Nominee must own and currently reside in the home to be painted      Nominee must be physically or financially unable to paint the home on their own Applications are due May 1, 2015!
Room for Growth

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Addressing Housing Needs in Flandreau Carleen Wild, Enterprise staff Where are the biggest needs for housing in Flandreau and how will the city work to meet those needs in 2015 and beyond? That is a big question, one a joint housing needs study done last year by the City of Flandreau and Community Partners Research, Inc, worked to address. What to do with the information gathered, remains the question.  There are projects currently underway to address what many see as a housing shortage in the community, the development of a new subdivision, South View Heights, is among them. But even how to properly build out...
THANK YOU to Denny Sanford for His Multi-Million Solution To Worker Shortage

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SIOUX FALLS, SD - "South Dakota has been so good to me, truly. Look at the wealth it has created for me and all the jobs it has created," Philanthropist T. Denny Sanford said.    T. Denny Sanford is giving back to South Dakota once again. Sanford will gift the state with $25 million toward solving a workforce shortage that has reached a crisis level.   Sanford's money provides half of the funds for a $50 million scholarship program at the state's technical schools to train workers to fill jobs.   While four-year universities have traditionally benefited the most from scholarship programs, Sanford's donation will bridge the gap...
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GROW South Dakota Statewide Dakota Dream Savings Fund

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

With new federal funding from Assets for Independence, South Dakota’s Dakota Dream Savings Fund, a matched savings program is revived across the state.  Administered by GROW South Dakota, in partnership with Interlakes Community Action Partnership, Rural Office of Community Services, and Western South Dakota Community Action Partnership, the statewide Dakota Dream Savings Fund matches individual savings to create an opportunity for low- to moderate-income individuals to build wealth through home ownership.   Assets for Independence, a division of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families, awarded federal funds to South Dakota’s statewide program in the amount of $66,189.  These federal funds will...
Bush Foundation is Coming to DeSmet

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Bush Foundation will be in South Dakota this month and there will be a number of opportunities to meet with their staff, starting with a community conversation in Brookings. Join us and SDSU Extension for networking activities and facilitated group discussions on Monday, October 20, from 1:00 - 4:30 pm, followed by a reception from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Learn more and register online at http://iGrow.org. We'll also be in Flandreau, De Smet, Mitchell, and Sioux Falls on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Bush Foundation staff about our grant and fellowship programs. Click on the...
Another Successful South Dakota Manufacturing Week Wraps Up

Friday, October 03, 2014

By: Pat Costello, Commissioner, South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development  As the 2nd annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week comes to a close, I’d like to take a moment to extend thanks to all of the communities, companies, organizations and individuals who participated this week in celebrating South Dakota’s manufacturing industry. Our manufacturers truly do play a vital role in our state’s overall economic health, and based on historical data, we are optimistic about its future, too. Thank you to everyone who had a hand in planning and participating in local events throughout South Dakota during Manufacturing Week. Special thanks also...
Workforce Summit Report Released

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has released the workforce summit report as he travels around the state to share the findings.   The Governor is hosting six meetings September 2 and 3 to share the results, outline the opportunity for cross-sector collaboration and provide an update of new state government strategies.   “Over 1,000 people provided input for this report. We heard from educators, community leaders, businesses and elected officials from all across the state,” said Gov. Daugaard. “We’ve been actively engaged in workforce efforts over the past few years. By exploring the new tools and strategies laid out in the report, we can improve those...
Community Appeals Workshop

Monday, August 18, 2014

GROW South Dakota invites community organizations, municipalities, and county government representatives to attend a Community Appeal Workshop on September 10-11, 2014, at the Aberdeen Ramada Hotel and Convention Center.  This free community event is sponsored by The Bush Foundation and Northeast Council of Governments.  To register for this training event please click here.   Craig Schroeder, Director of Youth Engagement at the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and Milan Wall, Co-Director of Heartland Center for Leadership Development will provide an interactive workshop that focuses on the regional issues of mindset and workforce/people attraction which are a starting point to addressing other key factors affecting our...
3 Reasons to Choose Your Community

Monday, July 28, 2014

Participating in Your Community = Better Community Most of us know that participating in your community makes your community better. When you start a business, do your best work at your job, join an organization or start an event in your community, you are creating the community you want to live in.
The 10 best states for retirement in 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Article by: MSN Money   |   By Chris Kahn, Bankrate.com Move over, Arizona and Florida: When it comes to your golden years, these 10 states are tops.   No. 1: South Dakota That's right. South Dakota. The home of Mount Rushmore tops our list as the best state in the nation for retirees. Yes, of course, it can get frigid in South Dakota. But the state also received excellent scores for all of our other criteria. It had one of the stronger health care quality rankings in the country and was second only to North Dakota in its wellness score. Gallup's Dan Witters says states that...
Miller/St Lawrence 4th of July Schedule

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 Theme: Thank God for Independence and Freedom! Miller/St Lawrence has a plethora of festivities planned for the 4th of July weekend! The fun starts on Friday morning and will go through Sunday evening. Click here for the full schedule of events!
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Regional Economic Developers Roundtable

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The next Regional Economic Development Roundtable quarterly meeting will be held Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Lake Area Technical Institute beginning at 10 a.m. in Room 512, Building 5.  This regional group is growing and now includes rural community representatives from throughout Eastern South Dakota. The 30+ community representatives that regularly attend these quarterly meetings find them to be extremely valuable due to the sharing of housing, community, and economic development resources, peer-to-peer relationship building, and learning opportunities that are provided. Plan to join us!  Lunch will be provided so please RSVP to lori@growsd.org. The afternoon session will include a Governor's...
4th of July Parade Route

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

4th of July Parade Route – Friday, July 4, 2014 10 am **Route Modification Notice** Start – Armory Parking Log – Line Up End – The Lumber Company Details: Parade Route will travel by the Prairie Good Samaritan Nursing Home first, turning south onto E 3rd Avenue to Hwy 14, travel West on Hwy to the 4-way stop, turn south on Hwy 45 and end parade at The Lumber Company just ahead of the railroad tracks
South Dakota Small Business Lending Programs Awarded Additional $4.4 Million

Monday, February 24, 2014

South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development   PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that it has secured an additional $4,477,239 in funding for the state’s small businesses through the third disbursement from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). South Dakota is the 15th state to receive its third disbursement. “I am pleased to see our success is being rewarded with an additional $4.4 million to fund the growth of South Dakota’s small business community,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner. “With the help of South Dakota’s financial institutions, we hope to leverage...
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Online Healthcare Courses

Thursday, February 06, 2014

New Tec, Inc offers Healthcare Courses that are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience.  Each course was developed to ensure that students gain the necessary skills to excel in a professional healthcare environment. 
10 States Where Youth Rules 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

by Richard Barrington  |  MoneyRates.com Senior Financial Analyst, CFA     Where should a young person go today to make his or her fortune? With student loan burdens soaring and youth unemployment rates in the double-digits, this isn't an easy question to answer.     There are plenty of obvious candidates, such as the traditional youth meccas of New York and California. But what if you ignored the clichés and considered the question with an open mind? A young adult starting out today would benefit from a place with plenty of opportunity, reasonable living costs and just enough lifestyle amenities to keep things interesting.     Where do such...
SD manufacturing plant gets loan for expansion

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

By: Governor's Office of Economic Development   PARKSTON, S.D. — MDS Manufacturing Co. in Parkston will expand its operations with the help of a $600,000 Revolving Economic Development and Initiative Fund Loan.   The Board of Economic Development approved the loan earlier this month.   “Agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry. It generates economic activity and employs many South Dakotans,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “With an industry that large, we need companies like MDS who serve the agricultural community. I hope this loan will help MDS to expand and create more jobs so they can continue to produce the things our farmers and ranchers need.”   Steve,...
Studies: Income growing at good pace in South Dakota

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Article By:  Aberdeen News   |   Jeff Natalie-Lees   South Dakota wages are increasing at a rate much faster than the rest of the country, according to studies released in the past month. The U.S. Department of Labor recently published data showing that gross wages in South Dakota increased 6.43 percent from 2010 to 2012. That is almost double the national average of 3.63 percent. In another study conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis, South Dakota led the nation in total and per capita income growth from 2010 to 2011. Total per capita income rose 12.8 percent while personal per...
South Dakota Small Business Development Center, sponsored by USD, receives full accreditation from state directors

Friday, October 11, 2013

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The South Dakota Small Business Development Center has received notification that they have received full accreditation after passing their accreditation review with no conditions.   The report, by a peer group of state and associate state directors, cited several areas for commendation but is especially complimentary of the organization’s ability to add value to its key stakeholders, which include the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Planning and Development District III, Grow South Dakota, West River Foundation, the University of South Dakota and the Citi Bank Foundation. “Receiving accreditation with no conditions is challenging and...
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"Caught Doing it Right" Award

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I would like to nominate Leah Baloun with Reflections by Leah for the “Caught Doing it Right” Award. I am not an expert on a computer. Oh, I can email, send attachments, use the internet, but when it came to making a photo book, I needed help. I went to Reflections by Leah hoping Leah could guide me through the process of creating a memory book using old photos. She not only did that once, she helped create several including two lovely books of our kids’ weddings. Leah took the time to sit by my side as we proofed each...
South Dakota Recognized as a Top State for Business

Thursday, July 18, 2013

CONTACT: Mary Lehecka Nelson, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, 605.773.3301   PIERRE, S.D. – For the 10th straight year, South Dakota is being recognized as one of the top 10 pro-business states, according to Pollina Corporate Real Estate. This year, South Dakota received an eighth place ranking.     “As Governor, I have made job creation one of my top priorities, and I’m proud to say that our efforts are paying off,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard. “Thanks to a long history of stability and balanced budgets, South Dakota is the place to do business.”     The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States study uses 32 factors to...
Set It in Stone! South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Article By: CNBC  |  Scott Cohn   We have a winner—and a new champion!   South Dakota has climbed to the top of America's Top States for Business for 2013.   It is the best finish yet for the Mount Rushmore State, which has always been a quiet contender in our annual study, rarely finishing outside the Top 10. But more impressive, South Dakota's point total this year—1,639 out of a possible 2,500—is the highest logged by any state since we began keeping score in 2007.   (Read more: More Than Mount Rushmore by SD Gov. Daugaard)   Each year, we rate all 50 states on more than 50 metrics...
State Economic Development Plan to Boost Local Efforts

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Article By:  Associated Press South Dakota economic development officials say two programs aimed at attracting large projects to the state are ready to help local governments and non-profit development corporations. The Economic Development Partnership Program offers grants to pay for new staff, elevate part-time staff, start or replenish local revolving loan funds, buy equipment or train employees to expand local economic development. The Local Infrastructure Improvement Grant Program provides grants to build or rebuild infrastructure to serve economic development projects. The programs begin accepting applications on Monday, said Sen. Corey Brown, R-Gettysburg. “It works to try to tie the state’s efforts a little more...
South Dakota Can Compete With The Best Of States: Governor Dennis Daugaard

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Article by Mark Brown   |   WTAQ 1360AM, 97.5FM   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO AM) – South Dakota is one of a few tax free states that competes for businesses to locate them here.  Texas is another that wants many of the same businesses to locate to their state.  Governor Dennis Daugaard believes that South Dakota offers as much and more to potential businesses looking for a state most beneficial to their needs.  Disaster relief is another priority for the Governor to assure South Dakota’s infrastructure remains intact.  “If the total damage for the state of South Dakota exceeds over a million dollars, we would qualify...
Ag Biotech: Going on the Offense

Sunday, April 28, 2013

BIOtechNow   |   Farmer Gene Colleen Lerro   On Wednesday at the BIO International Convention a panel called “Going on the Offense: Proactive Strategies to Reduce Uncertainty” focused on challenges facing agricultural biotech in the social media and regulatory worlds. Moderated by Peter Whitfield of Baker Hostetler, the panelists included David Bartlett of Levick and Geri Edens and Christopher Marraro, both of Baker Hostetler. Peter opened up the discussion by involving the audience in an interactive poll to determine their willingness to eat genetically engineered (GE) salmon or use GE insulin to treat diabetes. The salmon question garnered a 57 percent yes vote while...
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Miller Day at the Legislature

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Please join us for Miller's Day at the South Dakota State Legislature on Tuesday, February 5th. We will be leaving from the Armory parking lot at 8:00 am and should be returning around 4:30 pm. To arrange for car pooling and to receive an itinerary contact Amy at On Hand Development via email: amy@millersd.org or by phone: 605-853-3098.
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On Hand Development Corporation and Miller Civic & Commerce Joint Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

You are invited to the annual meeting On Hand Development Corporation and the Miller Civic and Commerce Association on Friday, January 25. The event will take place at the Virginian with a social hour starting at 5:30, dinner at 6:30 with speakers to follow. Our keynote speaker this year is Paul Kostboth. Mr. Kostboth is the director of Agricultural Development, for the South Dakota Department of Ag. If you would like to attend please contact Amy at On Hand Development by January 22nd. She can be reached via email: amy@millersd.org or by phone: 605-853-3098.
Governor Invites Business Leaders to Join Him on Trade Mission to China

Thursday, January 03, 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – Governor Daugaard is inviting South Dakota business leaders to join him on his second trade mission to China April 5-12, 2013.  The Governor had the opportunity to lead a similar trade mission last spring. “One area of focus for my office has been increasing our state’s exports, which in turn will help grow South Dakota’s economy through job creation,” said Gov. Daugaard. “We are returning to China because the Chinese market offers South Dakota businesses tremendous potential for growth.” Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello and South Dakota Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones will represent their departments on the...
SD’s oil, gas assets might lure developers

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Article by: Chris Mueller  |  The Daily Republic   State officials hope South Dakota’s untapped oil and gas resources will attract developers, even with a full-blown oil boom happening across the northern border.   “I think we can realize some economic development in our state,” State Geologist Derric Iles said, speaking Thursday at Highland Conference Center in Mitchell for the South Dakota Telecommunications Association’s Fall Outside Plant Workshop.   “There is potential we have that is unexplored,” Iles said.   To promote oil and gas development in South Dakota, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has created an online program with interactive maps and a searchable database...
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Food Baskets

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Annually the Miller Lions Club distributes approximately 50 food baskets to those in need in the Miller area. This year we will be delivering the baskets on Saturday the 15th of December. We are low on non-perishable and canned food items and need the community’s help. If anyone would like to donate items please bring them to K&K Greenery, Quoin Financial Bank or Trinity Lutheran Church. We would need the donated items by the 14th.
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Christmas on the Prairie

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Miller Civic and Commerce Association is proud to present Christmas on the Prairie. The event will take place Thursday, December 6th Downtown Miller.
Wire Me Awake Conference 2013

Thursday, November 29, 2012

SAVE THE DATE!  Wire Me Awake 2013 will be back in Yankton on Thursday, October 3! Wire Me Awake presents a passion for growth and innovation. A huge culture shift happening right before our eyes, as people are seeking better ways to run their professional and personal lives. Information is more open and easier to obtain. People are attracted to collaboration instead of isolation. The idea behind Wire Me Awake is not only to bring world-class speakers here, but to bring them from the heartland. We want to show Midwestern community leaders, small businesses, educators and startups that cool, innovative ideas are not...
FiredUp: Let’s get those returnees back to small towns, not just Sioux Falls and Rapid City

Friday, November 23, 2012

By Heidi Marttila-Losure  |  November 4, 2012  |  Blog from Dakotafire.net    I received a call from Gov. Dennis Daugaard the other day. It was a recording, but a person pays attention when the governor calls nonetheless. The call was part of a new effort of Dakota Roots, which aims to help bring former South Dakotans back to their home state by connecting them with job opportunities here. (You don’t have to have Dakota roots for them to help you—you just need a desire to plant new roots here.) I didn’t record the message, and I couldn’t find a transcript of it, so I...
SD officials seek to attract medical device makers

Monday, November 19, 2012

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials plan to attend an event in Minnesota next week as part of an effort to attract companies that make medical devices. Representatives of the Governor's Office of Economic Development and officials from Aberdeen, Mitchell, Vermillion and Watertown will attend the Medical Design and Manufacturing Exposition in Minneapolis on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. State economic development commissioner J. Pat Costello says the officials will seek to persuade companies that make medical devices to expand or relocate in South Dakota. Officials say South Dakota currently has 25 businesses that manufacture medical devices and equipment. Those companies employ...
2013 SHOT Show

Thursday, November 08, 2012

January 15-18 Sands Expo & Convention Center Las Vegas, NV
Salvation Army Christmas Wrapping Paper Drive

Friday, October 19, 2012

The Huron Salvation Army is asking for Christmas Wrapping Paper donations. The On Hand Development office in Miller will be collecting the donated wrapping paper until December 10th. Any Christmas wrapping paper will do, but they prefer full rolls if possible.
SD: Joining forces

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Economic development groups launch regional website to attract and expand business
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Move Miller Move

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE PART IN THE MILLER AREA HEALTH BOARD CAMPAIGN TO GET MOVING! STARTING OCTOBER 8TH WE ARE  ASKING ALL RESIDENCE OF MILLER AND SURROUNDING AREAS TO GET MOVING. WE HAVE DESIGNED A MILLER OLYPMIC CHALLENGE FOR ALL AGES! BE WATCHING THE MILLER PRESS and the MILLER FACEBOOK page for DETAILS. REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE FOUND AT BOTH SCHOOLS, ON HAND DEVELOPMENT AND CARR CHIROPRACTIC.
Sandbox

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sandbox is an online community that helps businesses and individuals understand and use social media and digital tools provided by the professionals at 9Clouds.  
South Dakota Included on List of Top States For Business

Friday, August 24, 2012

  NEWS RELEASE         FOR RELEASE: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 CONTACT: Grace Kessler, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, 605.773.3301 PIERRE, S.D. – For the ninth year in a row, South Dakota has earned a spot on the Pollina Corporate Real Estate list of Top 10 Pro-Business States. South Dakota is listed as the seventh best state in the nation for business in 2012. South Dakota was also ranked No. 7 last year. 
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Proposed Transmission Line Would Go Through Dakotafire Region

Saturday, July 28, 2012

A map compiled by the Center for Rural Affairs shows new and proposed electric transmission lines designed to take wind power from the plains where it is generated to the Midwestern cities where it will be used. One proposed line on that map (although an approximation, since no routes have been finalized) goes through the Dakotafire region: Wells, Stustman, LaMoure and Dickey counties in North Dakota, and Brown, Edmunds, Faulk and Hand counties in South Dakota.
Where You'll Want to Live in the Future

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The West North Central region, which includes Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas, is the region poised for the brightest future.
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Profit Mastery Course

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Prairie Gateway is excited to offer the Profit Mastery University Financial Course. This 10 hour course that will help your business survive and thrive is available at a special rate of only $95 plus shipping.
Financial Assistance for Your Value-Added Agriculture Business

Monday, November 06, 2017

Are you looking to start or locate your value-added agriculture business in the Miller area? If so, you can get financial support and assistance through a variety of local and statewide programs. Knowing where to look or how to apply is what’s complicated. Each program has their own rules and it can take hours and even days to pour through them. This makes it wise to work with an organization who already knows where to turn. On Hand does and we are here to assist you. Our goal is to make it easier for you to conduct business and one of...
South Dakota Seeing Success In Economic Development

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Article by Gov. Dennis Daugaard Earlier this month, I spent the day in Brookings attending a number of economic development celebrations: a groundbreaking ceremony for SDSU’s Swine Teaching and Research Facility, ribbon cuttings at Bel Brands and Counterpart, and an expansion announcement at 3M. The day was truly a testament to Brookings’ growing economy. The city has seen success after success thanks to cooperation among business, university and civic leaders in the community. SDSU is producing graduates with technical skills in high demand, and local business leaders have built a team that welcomes development. Brookings isn’t the only town that’s been seeing success....
South Dakota loans $224M to hundreds of projects

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Article by: Rapid City Journal   |   Chris Mueller Information from: The Daily Republic, http://www.mitchellrepublic.com MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Bruce Yakley stood inside the Trail King plant in Mitchell and watched the sparks fly off welding torches held by workers fusing together huge beams of metal. Yakley, the company's president, wasn't with Trail King when the plant was built in 1987. And he wasn't there when the plant was expanded for the first time in 1992, and then again in 1994. But he knows without the help of a few low-interest loans from the state, the truck trailer manufacturer may not be where it...
GOED, Communities To Promote South Dakota At MD&M Expo

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

For the seventh consecutive year, the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is partnering with communities in an effort to grow South Dakota’s bioscience sector and help companies create jobs. Representatives from North Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion and Yankton will join the GOED in attending the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Exposition in Minneapolis Oct. 29-30.    “Our medical device industry has grown over the years and the MD&M Expo in Minneapolis is a great opportunity for us and our communities to promote South Dakota’s premier business climate,” said Gov. Dennis Daugaard.   South Dakota’s medical device sector has enjoyed steady...
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History Channel's American Pickers Deuel County to Look at Your Items!!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

 You can be picked!!!  Mike and Frank may not be here as hosts but American Pickers wants to come to South Dakota. They hope to come here towards the middle of June so there isn't much time to get your information to them.    Read the information below and send your information or call them as listed on the poster!!!  Don't wait though, do it today!!!!
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2014 Miller Civic and Commerce Parade Route Changed

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

4th of July Parade Route – Friday, July 4, 2014 10 am **Route Modification Notice** Start – Armory Parking Log – Line Up End – The Lumber Company Details: Parade Route will travel by the Prairie Good Samaritan Nursing Home first, turning south onto E 3rd Avenue to Hwy 14, travel West on Hwy to the 4-way stop, turn south on Hwy 45 and end parade at The Lumber Company just ahead of the railroad tracks
Miller, SD Launches Online Web Solution

Friday, October 05, 2012

Founded in 1881, before South Dakota even became a state, Miller strives to stay ahead of technology and trends and makes a major advancement with their new website. The city of Miller, South Dakota, On Hand Development Corporation, Miller Civic and Commerce, and Golden Shovel Agency has teamed up together and launched an online web solution, Economic Gateway. The purpose of this website is to raise awareness of the area of Hand County, SD and all that it has to offer to its residents, current and future business enterprises, and site selectors. The new site can be viewed at http://www.millersd.org According...
Does your business have a website?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I recently read an article titled “Google Brings Website Assistance to South Dakota Businesses”.  That got me thinking, how many of our local businesses have a website?  If I was to type in a few key words related to a local business, would I be able to find that business?  Chances are I would not find what I was looking for which leads to missed opportunities not only for the local business but for Miller as well.  I would be safe in saying that many of the small businesses tend to shy away from websites because what they are doing has...
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Employee Recruitment Program

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Last fall, our business community let us know that they were looking for qualified applicants to fill numerous jobs in Miller and Hand County. In response, On Hand Development implemented an employee recruitment program to assist our businesses. The program includes an advertising campaign to spread the word about the job opportunities and an incentive program to entice applicants to accept a job in Hand County. Our goal has been to help our businesses hire a total of 10 new employees. The results of the program have been successful so far. Four people have filled job openings in a variety of positions....
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Where You'll Want to Live in 2032

Saturday, July 28, 2012

If you want to find the U.S. states and regions with the brightest future, look west. Gallup analysis shows that the West North Central, Mountain, and Pacific regions are likely to be the best areas to live in 20 years, based on the strong economic, health, and community foundations they are building today.
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“Caught doing it Right” Award

Friday, July 27, 2012

In most cases, there is no one individual responsible for the success of a program. In nearly all, it is the combination of the efforts of many. Often those individuals work quietly , without flair or pageantry to provide a service almost unknown to the general public. One such group is the volunteers of the Wheels and Meals program. Without these caring individuals, the home delivered meal program would not exist. Without these sharing individuals who give of their time, energy and personal expense, dozens of the meals per day would not be distributed to the individuals most at risk...