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Governor Dennis Daugaard meets with site selectors in Chicago earlier
this year. Chicago was one of three sites that the governor and the GOED
held informational meetings in 2013.
Governor Daugaard and
members of the economic
development team recently sat
down to three separate
meetings in Chicago, New
York and Dallas to meet with
nearly 30 site selectors as part
of the office’s ongoing efforts
to bring businesses into the
“Site selectors are a small but
important part of our outreach
and marketing efforts,” said
Commissioner Pat Costello.
“When they have a project that
would be a good fit for our
state, we want to make sure
that we are at the top of their list.”
“These meetings are a great opportunity for the GOED to put South Dakota on and keep us
on site selectors’ radar screens, and, having the Governor present and on board speaks
volumes about the level of commitment that South Dakota can bring to the table,” Costello
The GOED worked in conjunction with the Sioux Falls Development Foundation and the
Rapid City Development Corporation on the events.
GOED staff also attended a roundtable discussion with site selectors at the International
Economic Development (IEDC) conference this September in Philadelphia and plans are
underway to meet with additional site selectors at the Mid-America Economic Development
Council’s annual conference this December.
Word has gotten around that CNBC has named South Dakota the No. 1
State for Business. But that ranking is really just the tip of the iceberg. In
fact, South Dakota received its highest rankings ever since CNBC started its
analysis in 2007.
Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello discusses the state's
various recognitions and rankings in his column in the November issue of of
Prairie Business Magazine.
The GOED is
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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 2013
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