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2013 GOED Annual Report Released
"From South Dakota companies, to our State Legislators, to business prospects, the annual report is a great tool for us to touch base each year," said Commissioner Pat Costello.

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2013 Annual Report

Ready to Work News

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:30 PM
Gov. Daugaard Announces Economic Development Awards
Gov. Dennis Daugaard recognized individuals and communities alike for their achievements and contributions to... Read More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:53 PM
Headache Center Offers Breakthrough Treatment Options
The Headache Center of Neurology Associates, based in Sioux Falls, announced today it is utilizing new technology developed by... Read More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:09 PM
New Program Developed to Recruit IT Professionals
Applications for a new summer program in information technology (IT) are now being accepted... Read More
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 2:51 PM
Polaris Industries to Invest in Vermillion, S.D. Facility
Polaris Industries Inc. announced today the company will be making a significant investment in technology and equipment... Read More
Friday, April 04, 2014 2:46 PM
Integra Plastics, Inc. Announces Plans to Expand Madison Plant
Integra Plastics, Inc. announced today at the Lake Area Improvement Corporation’s annual meeting that it will be expanding... Read More
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 5:16 PM
Haverly Joins GOED
Jeff Haverly has joined the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as the newest business development representative... Read More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:54 PM
Carl V. Carlson Company Approved for REDI Fund
Carl V. Carlson Company, a concrete contractor based in Lincoln County, announced today that it is growing and expanding... Read More
Friday, March 14, 2014 11:30 AM
Troy’s Wood Specialties Approved for MicroLOAN
Troy’s Wood Specialties was recently approved by the South Dakota Development Corporation for a MicroLOAN. Read More
Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:57 PM
Watertown Site Approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site
Pat Costello, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced today that the Mallard Pointe Business Park Read More
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:09 PM
Eleven Entities to Join Governor on Mission to China
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that representatives from eleven entities have been selected to join him... Read More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:23 AM
Inanovate Develops New Technology To Detect Breast Cancer
Inanovate has developed a technology to detect and measure multiple proteins for medical research. Read More
Monday, March 10, 2014 10:21 AM
Dakota Seeds Program Expanding, Committing $200,000 per Year
Gov. Daugaard announced today that he plans to commit Future Funds to continue and further broaden the Dakota Seeds program. Read More
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:47 PM
Showplace Wood Products Approved for REDI Fund
Showplace Wood Products, a manufacturer of high-end cabinetry, announced today that it is growing once again. Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:04 PM
A Passion for Economics and the Future Drives New Economic Development Director
When the position opened for a new director of the Belle Fourche Economic... Read More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:43 PM
ALCOM, LLC. to bring up to 180 jobs to Sioux Falls
ALCOM, LLC., a Maine-based manufacturer of aluminum trailers, is expanding its operations to Sioux Falls, SD. Read More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:33 AM
Yankton Approved for Five Certified Ready Sites
Pat Costello, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced today five sites in Yankton have been... Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:07 PM
South Dakota Small Business Lending Programs Awarded Additional $4.4 Million
GOED announced today that it has secured an additional $4,477,239 in funding... Read More
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:16 AM
Shot Show 2014 a Success
Another successful year at last month’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Read More
Friday, January 31, 2014 3:29 PM
Record Year for Capital Investments by S.D. Manufacturers
New and expanding companies in South Dakota invested $483.3 million in South Dakota’s economy this past year. Read More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:38 AM
Economic Development Awards
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is seeking nominations for the Community of the Year and Excellence in Economic Development awards. Read More
Friday, January 03, 2014 4:47 PM
Pierre-based Company Expanding Operations to Rapid City, S.D.
Personal Group, Inc., headquartered in Pierre, announced today that it is expanding its operations to Rapid City, S.D. Read More
Friday, December 20, 2013 12:34 PM
U.S. Salt Expanding to Madison, S.D.
U.S. Salt, Inc., a company based out of Burnsville, Minn., announced today that it will be expanding its operations to South Dakota. Read More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:41 AM
State, Community to Promote South Dakota at SHOT Show
Twelve communities and an energy company will join in promoting S.D. at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 14-17, 2014. Read More
Monday, December 16, 2013 2:18 PM
Gov. Daugaard Returning to China
This spring Gov. Daugaard will be visiting Beijing and Shanghai on his third trade mission to China as governor. Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:05 PM
Dunes Eye Consultants Building New Office, Adding Jobs
Dunes Eye Consultants will be constructing a 12,000-square-foot office facility, thanks to a SBA 504 loan... Read More
Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:30 AM
Minnesota-based Company Expanding to Howard, S.D.
Donnerite Inc., a Minnesota-based company, announced today that it will be expanding its operations to Howard, S.D. Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:03 PM
South Dakota Funding Support Technology, Entrepreneurs and Start-up Businesses
GOED was awarded monies to support entrepreneurs and businesses who are part of a local Accelerator... Read More
Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:58 PM
MDS Manufacturing Co., Inc. to Expand
MDS Manufacturing Co., Inc., based out of Parkston, announced today it will be expanding its operations. Read More
Monday, October 28, 2013 5:10 PM
Communities, State Partner to Recruit Medical Device Companies
In an effort to grow South Dakota’s bioscience sector and create jobs, five South Dakota communities will join the... Read More
Friday, October 18, 2013 9:14 AM
Aberdeen Area Radiator Approved for MicroLOAN
Aberdeen Area Radiator was recently approved for a MicroLOAN by the South Dakota Development Corporation. Read More
Monday, October 21, 2013 4:58 PM
GOED Receives Two Awards from International Economic Development Council
GOED received two Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Awards. Read More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:43 PM
Governor Announces Economic Development Grants
Gov. Daugaard announced today the award of nine grants, totaling close to $1.8 million, for economic development efforts in the state... Read More
Monday, October 28, 2013 5:15 PM
CNBC Names South Dakota Top State For Business
CNBC has named South Dakota as the number one state for business in America’s Top States for Business 2013. Read More
Friday, June 07, 2013 5:42 PM
South Dakota’s GDP Up 1.9 Percent
South Dakota’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is up for the third consecutive year in 2012 with an increase of 1.9 percent Read More

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