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The Governor's Office of Economic Development's Business Development
Team is planning a Minnesota Blitz this fall. From July 23-25,
representatives will be meeting with companies in the Minneapolis area,
touting the many advantages South Dakota has to offer.
"While more leads are generated within our on borders than in any other
state, Minnesota isn't too far behind," said GOED Commissioner Pat
Costello. "Because there is already interest, it is important for us to keep
South Dakota on their minds."
Among South Dakota's advantages:
South Dakota’s unemployment tax is approximately one-fourth of Minnesota’s;
South Dakota’s real per capita personal income is $3,000 higher than Minnesota’s,
South Dakota’s per capita state (public) debt is half of Minnesota's.
For more information on the upcoming blitz, please contact Steve Watson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-367-4518.
Governor Daugaard and the SDWINS Cabinet have finished all six
More than 1,000 people from the business, education, government
and community sectors attended to contribute their ideas for future
A final report of recommendations will be released this fall. The summits took place in
Aberdeen, Brookings, Mitchell, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown.
South Dakota’s economy continues to grow at a faster rate than the national economy,
according to the most recent gross domestic product (GDP) numbers released by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce. South Dakota’s GDP grew
6.8 percent from 2012 to 2013 compared to a 3.47 percent growth nationally.
South Dakota’s percentage increase was the fourth highest in the nation, trailing only North
Dakota, Wyoming and Idaho.
To coincide with the 2014 BIO International Convention last month, the GOED has put
together several feature stories on successful South Dakota bioscience companies.
Find out more about the exciting things happening in South Dakota at Nutraferma, CEGA
Innovations, SaB Biotheraputics and Alumend.
Shorma on his
appointment to the
Advisory Board of
the National Institute
of Standards and
Norfolk, Neb., to
expanding its Sioux
The community of
Midland is receiving
selected as the site
for the 2015 World
event will welcome
from 60 countries.
This is a publication of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Commissioner-Pat Costello; Deputy
Commissioner-Aaron Scheibe; Marketing and Public Relations Director-Mary Lehecka Nelson; Editor and Designer-
Jennifer Lambley. © Copyright 2014
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