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Approximately 22 local economic developers gathered in
Pierre in March for the GOED's first New Practitioner
Jeff Haverly Nathan Lukkes
The GOED successfully kicked off its first
training session on March 11th when it
hosted the GOED Overview for New
Approximately 22 practitioners gathered in
Pierre to learn more about the resources
available to economic developers. Topics
included business development resources,
data resources, current campaigns,
cooperative opportunities, as well as an
overview of the structure of the state office.
"I'm pleased that our first session was so well-received," said GOED Commissioner Pat
Costello. "Having the opportunity to reach out to and touch base with our local developers is
beneficial to all parties."
The session was one of four - the remaining sessions will be held in Pierre in June 10,
September 9 and December 9, and are open to not only new economic developers, but also
veteran developers, board members, and other interested individuals. Click Here to send
an e-mail RSVP.
The GOED will also be offering training on its Request for Information (RFI) process in
Pierre on April 10 and Rapid City on April 25 and in Watertown on June 11.
"The RFI Training is a great session for local economic development offices that wish to
work with the state on joint information requests," said Costello. "Staying up to date on our
procedures and requirements really helps the process go smoothly when we are under the
gun to provide information to a prospect."
To RSVP for one of the RFI Training sessions, please contact your local planning district
representative. Contact information and a regional map can be found here.
For a full list of economic development training opportunities, visit
Jeff Haverly of Rapid City has been selected as the GOED's
newest Business Development Representative. Haverly will
cover Region 4 - which includes counties in western South
Dakota - and will spearhead the office's efforts in the Oil &
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Nathan Lukkes will be
leaving the GOED at the end of April. Lukkes accepted a
position with the South Dakota Board of Regents. His replacement is yet to be named.
For more information on the GOED's business development representatives, please click
here to view our map.
Registration for the
April 8. If you
here to access our
online form. See
Meade County is the
8th fastest growing
county in the nation.
Learn more about
this ranking on the
GOED's new blog!
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and Troy’s Wood
Specialties were all
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This is a publication of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Commissioner-Pat Costello; Deputy
Commissioner-Nathan Lukkes; Marketing and Public Relations Director-Mary Lehecka Nelson; Editor and Designer-
Jennifer Lambley. © Copyright 2014
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