Eastern Plains Economic Development Corporation

…providing support for a better economy.


The EPEDC spends a great deal of time identifying financing options for the development of both private and public sector infrastructure projects, in order to support potential economic growth and maintain/improve quality of life throughout the region.

Obtaining funds to install, maintain, and upgrade basic health and safety items such as water, wastewater, storm water, streets, highways, bridges, and landfills is a foremost priority in all five counties that the EPEDC serves. Rural county road improvements and overall development are constant needs, as is improving accessibility to both geographical areas and existing structures.

Other infrastructure components involve addressing the demand for increased communication capabilities, evaluating the potential for expansion, tending to beautification projects, and keeping pace with the ever-changing landscape of healthcare and facility requirements.

EPEDC Activities
Area Project Status Financial Partners Funding Percent Complete Anticipated Year of Completion
EPEDC Regional coalition promoting region, advocating for policies that assist with impacts, original grant effort complete SEMDC, GNDC, REDC, EPEDC   n/a ongoing
Carter County Carter County Clinic research and development TBD TBD 2% 2018
Dawson County Dawson County Wastewater grant applications approved, loan approved, easements being secured, schedule dependent on easements TSEP, DNRC, SRF 750,000, 100,000, 2,197,631 50% 2017
Fallon County Fallon County Water and Sewer District construction grant funding approved, bid opening held June 27 Fallon County, TSEP, DNRC 1,840,000, 680,000, 125,000 50% 2016
  Baker Water TSEP planning grant awarded, RRGL planning grant awarded, PER in process TSEP, DNRC, City of Baker 15,000, 10,000, 25,000 75% 2016
Prairie County Prairie Community Hospital grant awarded, USDA loan and grant funds approved, bid opening held June 21 USDA loan, USDA grant, CDBG/ED 1,876,000, 43,400, 639,050 grant 35% 2016
  Terry Sewer construction grant funding approved, loan pending EA, design started, flow monitoring in progress, infiltration concerns, construction postponed until 2017 TSEP, DNRC, SRF, ACOE 750,000, 125,000, 1,025,000, 190,000 30% 2018
  Milwaukee Bridge PER complete, FLAP application submitted, TSEP construction application submitted FLAP, TSEP, Prairie County 1,274,500, 160,000, 37,648 10% 2020
Wibaux County Wibaux County CIP final draft submitted, pending county approval/pictures of bridges Wibaux County, EPEDC   98% 2016