December 2018 Newsletter Article by Todd Kays

In Fiscal Year 2017, the First District was involved in more than 140 specific projects in the areas of planning, GIS, grant writing/project administration, small business finance and other community/economic development activities. We were also fortunate to assist members in obtaining over 8 million dollars in grants and 19 million dollars in low interest loans for various community and economic development projects. Since 2008 the First District has helped its members receive 65 million dollars in grants resulting in a return on investment of nearly $29 for every dollar of membership dues paid.

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SD Planners Conference

We will update this information when the next SD Planners Conference has a set date, location and time. Please check back. For questions, contact Luke Muller at First District.

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December 2018 Fund Recipients

Take a look at the latest list of towns and counties we were able to assist in securing grants or loans needed to finance their projects. If you would like to learn more about how we can help with your project, please contact us.

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Understanding CEDS

The CEDS (Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy) is a plan/strategy which is designed to bring together the public and private sectors within the First District in the creation of an economic roadmap to diversify and strengthen our regional economies.

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