BLACK HILLS COMMUNITY LOAN FUND MARKET STUDY
(2017 - 2019)
Black Hills Community Loan Fund
Rapid City, SD - www.blackhillscommunityloanfund.com
Sweet Grass examined the financial, housing, and small business development market of Rapid City, South Dakota and the surrounding five counties to provide an analysis to Black Hills Community Loan Fund. The report included an organizational assessment and recommendations related to strengths and needs in accordance with their services and other nearby programs and services.
WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT LONGITUDINAL RESEARCH PROJECT
(2014 - 2018)
Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce
Kyle, SD - www.pineridgechamber.com/cc/
Sweet Grass worked with the Chamber to develop and implement a five-year longitudinal research project around the state of workforce and private business development on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Sweet Grass utilized qualitative and quantitative methods to explore change over time in workforce and business development on the Reservation. The project, funded by the Administration for Native Americans, resulted in many activities, outputs, and outcomes, the final one being the Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Report of Workforce and Business Development 2018: Five Years of Change, Stability, and Vision.