How are communities working together to make their region better?
Our final gathering of the Prairie Idea Exchange brought together people from around the region to talk about what kinds of efforts to look beyond their communities are working, what has torpedoed the regional reaches that didn’t work, and how other efforts could build on the characteristics of success. If their ideas spark region-building thoughts of your own, share them at www.pie4.us .
Click on one of the following links and enjoy a slice of PIE!
- What is your community’s role in the region? 
- Infographic: Systems: Changing ‘why’ to ‘how’ 
- What might people mean when they say ‘working together as a region’? 
- What is preventing some collaborative effort you are working on from being successful? 
- What are some ways regional collaboration works? 
- What’s possible: What’s your role? 
- What’s possible: SET program helps regions create ‘blueprints’ for development 
- What’s possible: Communities find strength through regional partnerships 
- What’s possible: Quarterly meetings help economic developers help one another 
- What’s possible: Cross-marketing helps region grow its tourism 
- Exchange aims to link growers, producers, consumers of specialty grains 
- What’s possible: Cooperatives plug in to regional relationships, development 
- What’s possible: Cooperating pays off in Ipswich 
Prairie Idea Exchange is a way to share fruitful, community-building ideas across eastern South Dakota and beyond through conversations among economic development professionals, community journalists and the region’s residents in person, in print and online. Read more about the PIE project at www.pie4.us .