Parent permission forms for children to ride the transit bus are now available. The form can be downloaded for a paper copy to give to the transit driver.
A reminder that whenever possible PLEASE call 24 hours ahead for pickup. The bus is accepting same day calls at this point in time, but if you do that it may cause a delay because of conflicts with other scheduled riders.
The transit number is 605-228-7938 and the bus runs M-F from 7:30am to 6:00pm.
Monday-Friday • 7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Scheduled pick-up REQUIRES a call the day before during transit hours.
Faulkton’s Local Businesses Are Counting on You to “Shop Small” this Holiday Season
Friday, November 13, 2020
Shop Small is a nationwide movement to celebrate small businesses each and every day and to help communities thrive and stay vibrant, but the Saturday after Thanksgiving is their Super Bowl: Small Business Saturday! This year’s event falls on November 28th, and Faulkton, South Dakota is rolling out the welcome mats, both at storefronts and virtually.
Faulkton’s Small Business Saturday hours and specials are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come support local businesses such as:
Oil Up Buttercup. “Saturday is a special day for our loyal customers,” said JoDee Bryant who co-owns Oil Up Buttercup with her husband, Jeff. “It’...
Adding “COVID-19 Community Response” to the Site Selection Checklist
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Much has been written about the disruptions of COVID-19 on every line of business. In the realm of economic development, this has included a recommitment to retention and expansion programs, touting quality of life to capture the influx of remote workers, a rush to virtual site tours, and many other endeavors. All of these adjustments will play a part in a community’s success in the years to come. But it seems that when all of them are stacked up, they point to the foundation of a community — or to use a construction expression, they reveal whether a community ha...
Everybody Knows this is Somewhere
Thursday, November 05, 2020
Double-digit unemployment — that’s where my career in economic development began.
As the country struggled to pull itself out of the Great Recession, I spent my days in workforce and economic development activities ranging from assisting displaced workers to providing resources to businesses to aiding communities in creating a better tomorrow.
I was fortunate to cut my economic development teeth in East Central Indiana, between the state’s largest and third largest cities (Indianapolis and Fort Wayne). The area’s largest city is Muncie (pop. 68,000), home to Ball State University, and the smallest is Jonesboro (pop. 1,600).
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Finally! One-Stop Website for Federal COVID Relief Resources Available for Small Businesses
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as “unprecedented,” “troubling,” and “uncertain.” It is indeed all of those things, but for small business owners trying to find federal aid relief programs, you can add the word “confusing.” However, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19 was recently launched. From this one well-designed website, relevant federal agency resources can be researched. Business owners can also directly access the most recent COVID-19 related announcements and news from partnering federal agencies and search for a local Small Business Advisor.
This platform which provides small businesses access to a consolidated lis...
Life is Easy for Remote Workers in Faulkton, South Dakota
Monday, September 28, 2020
“The town motto is ‘We believe in possible.’ In this town, everything is.”
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 43 percent of the workforce worked from home at least some of the time according to Gallup data. With the pandemic, that percentage increased, and many people switched completely to remote work. With that switch, many found a certain freedom. In April 2020, people in the U.S. relocated at twice the rate they did one year ago, and that higher rate of moves continued through May, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Workers are looking to relocate from more populated, pricey metros to smaller citie...