AMY'S RANCH SLANTS My (Husband's) Little Pony
Some of my stories gather a lot of interest but not to the degree that my husband sometimes does. He draws a lot of attention and gets all kinds of looks over his car.
Its a sweet little ride called ... Posted on 2/11/11 at 8:00 PM
Grand Forks is a college town and sits at the intersection of two four-lane highways. But attracting new businesses still is tough.
And if economic development is a challenge in Grand Forks, it can seem almost impossible in rural North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Especially because the Great Plains lacks mountains and beach front, the “scenic amenities” that help drive rural growth.
Even in recession, N.D.'s economy stronger than region's, nation's, survey finds A survey of business leaders in nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests that despite some encouraging signs, the region is well short of economic recovery.
The economic impact of agriculture is continuing to grow in South Dakota, according to a study by a South Dakota State University associate professor who hopes to bring more attention to the state’s agriculture industry.
SDSU associate professor Gary Taylor’s study, “Economic Impact Of Agriculture On South Dakota,” shows agriculture had a $21.3 billion economic impact on the state, a $2 billion increase from the previous year’s study.
The U.S. economy, which was showing tentative early signs of a recovery, faces a potentially grave new threat: swine flu. A widespread outbreak could batter the tourism, food and transportation industries in particular, deepening the recession in the U.S. and possibly worldwide.
Farming communities that were largely insulated from the recession last year by high crop prices and other factors are now feeling the nation’s economic chill more acutely as corn, wheat and soybeans become cheaper, and land values fall.
Farmers across the Midwest and Plains states are increasingly cautious about spending on new equipment and land, and that is threatening businesses that until recently had been spared serious financial hardship.
By Josh Funk, The Assocaited Press
, April 10, 2009
Wind tower maker DMI Industries Inc., says it has cut 100 more workers due to declining demand from customers.
DMI spokeswoman Belinda Forknell said Tuesday that the latest cuts, along with 60 cuts made in January, leave about 200 people working at the West Fargo plant.
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