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New and expanding companies in South Dakota invested $483.3 million in South Dakota’s
economy this past year, making it the second highest year on record since the Governor’s
Office of Economic Development began conducting the Annual Survey of Manufacturers in
The GOED has taken on a number of new initiatives in 2014, and is
encouraging local economic developers to take part and get involved. “Our
local partners in economic development play an integral role in advancing
South Dakota’s economic development agenda,” said Commissioner Pat
Costello. “By becoming involved in the various programs and opportunities
we have to offer, communities, regions, and the state as a whole all benefit.”
Among the new ventures are several training opportunities:
The International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) Basic
Economic Development Course will be held in conjunction with the University of Northern
Iowa and hosted in Blue Springs, Mo. The GOED recently became a governing member of
the Heartland Economic Development Course, Inc. – a non-profit consortium of state
development associations. Our involvement with this organization will put the GOED in a
position to influence future ED curriculum for ED practitioners throughout the multi-state
Matching funds are available to economic development corporations that wish to send a
new practitioner to an accredited IEDC Basic Economic Development course. Interested
parties are encouraged to apply for up to $1,000 training reimbursement through GOED’s
Economic Development Partnership Program. For a listing of IEDC Basic Economic
Development Courses being held across the country in 2014, click here.
Overviews of the GOED and State of South Dakota's efforts are available on a quarterly
basis and will serve as an introduction to the economic development landscape in South
Dakota. Sessions will be held at the Pierre office. Click here for a list of dates, times and
instrustions on how to RSVP.
The South Dakota Certified Ready Sites program has
revised its criteria to determine site eligibility for
All applications that are submitted beginning with the
May 2014 round must be on the current form, which is
dated January 2014.
The updated application and program overview can
be found on online at
Please contact Dave Anderson at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 605.367.4654 with
of the Year by the
at the 2014 SHOT
3M's Aberdeen plant
was named among
2013 Best Plants.
in Pierre, is
operations to Rapid
City. The company
plans to fill 12
positions at its new
location by the end
of the first quarter,
Conference is April
15-16 in Sioux Falls.
The theme is
Are You Ready?"
and will focus on
Gov. Daugaard is
applications for this
year's Community of
the Year and
deadline is Feb. 10.
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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