As a nonprofit organization, Onward Yankton, Inc. aims to foster and encourage the spirit of
entrepreneurism, especially in the traditional sense of business start-ups but also in non-profits,
churches, schools and other fields. It seeks to grow its historic downtown district into a creative hub
of entrepreneurial activity, yet support start-ups throughout Yankton’s trade area. These goals will be
accomplished by identifying and encouraging entrepreneurs with supportive programming, brick and
mortar projects and education.