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Governor and First Lady Daugaard visit Daktronics' Shanghai location on a
2012 trade mission to China.
Governor Daugaard is
planning a trade mission to
China for 2014 and is
encouraging South Dakota
companies that would like to
expand into international
markets to join him.
The trip is tentatively
scheduled for May 6-15, but is
subject to change based on
the companies selected to
GOED Commissioner Pat Costello says that South Dakota companies can benefit from
"Today, more than 70 percent of the world's purchasing power can be found outside of the
United States, and there is no reason that South Dakota companies shouldn't be tapping
into these potential markets. We are hoping the 2014 trade mission will help South Dakota
companies leverage some of this potential."
This is the third trade mission to China that Gov. Daugaard has participated in as governor.
Companies interested in participating can apply here. Preference will be given to companies
in the following targeted industries: value added-ag, advanced manufacturing, biosciences,
professional business services and energy. Eligible companies will be reimbursed after the
trade mission for up to 30 percent of the travel, hotel and visa expenses for one company
Deadlines are approaching to take part in the 2014
Governor's Giant Vision Competition. Entries for the
business competition are due Feb. 14 and entries
for the student competition are due Feb. 21. The
competition will take place April 15 in conjunction
with the Governor's Economic Development
Former Giant Vision winners Scott and John Meyer
of 9 Clouds are setting the stage and staying ahead
of the curve when it comes to ever-changing techniques in marketing and technology. Click
here to find out what they are up to. To apply or learn more about the 2014 Giant Vision
Competition, Click Here.
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Conference will be
held April 15-16 at
the Best Western
Plus Ramkota Hotel
in Sioux Falls.
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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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