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The South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development has put together a new promotional video, touting
the state's business climate. The clip will be used online, at trade shows, and for other various projects.
The National Science
Foundation has awarded a
five-year $20 million Research
(RII) Track-1 grant to the South
Dakota Experimental Program
to Stimulate Competitive Research (SD EPSCoR).
The award will bolster South Dakota’s academic research infrastructure, improve education
opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and drive
economic and workforce development.
Governor Dennis Daugaard, GOED Commissioner Pat Costello and the GOED Business
Development team recently hit the road and headed east to Minnesota. There, they met
with more than two dozen businesses and organizations considering a move to or a project
in South Dakota.
South Dakota has several distinct advantages over Minnesota, including:
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.
"South Dakota's outstanding business climate was clearly an advantage," Costello said.
"Some companies we met with were extremely impressed with South Dakota's regulatory
environment. Companies complimented South Dakota for its proactive approach for
addressing regional skilled workforce challenges."
South Dakota is
again leading the
nation in bank
assets - with $2.76
trillion in the bank in
the first quarter of
READY TO ROLL
Industrial Park, Belle
Fourche Industrial &
and the Brandon
Industrial Park were
recently awarded a
opened its doors
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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