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  • Tuesday, December 05, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – ISG, a multi-disciplinary firm based in Mankato, Minnesota, announced today that it is expanding to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, come February 2018.
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  • Monday, November 20, 2017
    YANKTON, S.D. – Great Plains Processing (GPP), a custom spray drying and animal feed ingredient manufacturer based in Luverne, Minnesota, announced today that it is expanding its operations to Yankton, South Dakota.
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  • Monday, October 23, 2017
    CANTON, S.D. – Omega Liner Company, whose parent company is Minnesota-based, Subsurface, Inc., announced today that it purchased a manufacturing building in Canton, South Dakota. Subsurface, Inc. is a drainage structure repair and maintenance company based out of Moorhead, Minnesota.
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  • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    SAB expands operations with greenfield biopharmaceutical pharm
    Sioux Falls, S.D. – SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today held a public groundbreaking for its first-of-its-kind greenfield biopharmaceutical production pharm under construction in Lincoln County.  SAB, founded in 2014, develops human antibody therapeutics utilizing plasma from transgenic cattle (TcBovine™).
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  • Thursday, October 05, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – It’s not often you hear ‘manufacturing’ and ‘cloud software’ in the same sentence, but one South Dakota company is hoping to change that.
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  • Wednesday, October 04, 2017
    PIERRE, S.D. – Emergencies. It seems like lately our newsfeed has been inundated with reports of emergencies happening around the globe. From natural and environmental disasters to civil disturbances, there are many parts of our world that are under extreme duress these days.
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  • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
    CLEAR LAKE, S.D. – Every great invention begins as a means to solve a problem. Simple, every day gadgets like windshield wipers, to complex, yet easy-to-use smartphones—manufacturers around the world produce products that simplify our lives.
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  • Monday, October 02, 2017
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – “My best advice to someone who’s beginning the job search is to stay true to yourself, and know that there are many career options out there for your consideration.”
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  • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    Final project in South Dakota taps into state’s wind rich resources
    Brookings, South Dakota — August 30, 2017 — With multiple new wind and other generation projects waiting to interconnect, Xcel Energy and Otter Tail Power Company today announced the completion of the 70-mile CapX2020 Big Stone South-Brookings County 345-kilovolt transmission line in South Dakota.
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  • Wednesday, August 23, 2017
    ARLINGTON, S.D. – It was a two-fold celebration yesterday in Arlington, South Dakota, when Interstate Batteries broke ground on its new facility. The commemorative ceremony was held in conjunction with a ribbon cutting ceremony in the industrial park as the community announced the opening of additional acres for development.
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  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    BERESFORD, S.D. – Century Custom Molding, Inc., a plastic-molding manufacturer will soon be establishing a new operation in Beresford, S.D. 
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  • Monday, July 31, 2017
    ELK POINT, S.D. – BalCon Enterprises Inc., dba Helluva Packaging, announced today that it will be constructing a new processing center and warehouse facility in Elk Point, S.D. 
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  • Friday, July 28, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Gage Brothers Concrete Products, Inc. broke ground July 27 for a new $40 million production plant incorporating state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States. 
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  • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    MITCHELL, S.D. – Vantage Point Solutions, a leading broadband and telecommunications engineering and consulting company based in Mitchell, S.D., was approved last week for a $1.35 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan by the Board of Economic Development. 
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  • Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is pleased to announce the details for the Bulldoze, Build, and Beautify (BBB) activity under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. GOED has set aside $1 million of its FY 2017 CDBG allocation to support this activity. 
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  • Monday, July 10, 2017
    Significant investment builds on the company’s century-long manufacturing history in Sioux Falls
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (July 10, 2017): Gage Brothers today announced the construction of a new plant featuring a multi-million dollar investment in state-of-the-art technology rarely used in the manufacture of precast concrete in the United States. 
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  • Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    Hendrix Genetics is pleased to announce another step in its commitment to the US Turkey Industry: to
    directly distribute quality Hybrid commercial poults to growers. 
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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Development Foundation hosted groundbreaking ceremonies for Win Chill, LLC, the first project in Foundation Park, on Thursday, June 22. Win Chill will now begin construction on a 205,000 square-foot full-service refrigerated foods warehouse and distribution center on a 54-acre site purchased from the Development Foundation that provides adequate space for future expansion of the Win Chill operation in Sioux Falls.
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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017
    PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded more than $3.4 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six projects throughout South Dakota. Blunt, Faith, Lake Andes, Langford, Newell and Veblen will use the approved monies to help fund projects totaling almost $10 million.
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  • Tuesday, June 13, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Sioux Falls Tower, a telecommunications and wind energy tower contractor, announced its plans to expand as the Board of Economic Development approved a REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund Loan today. The approved funds will help finance construction expenses of the company’s new 25,000 square-foot facility.
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  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – It’s been a pretty remarkable five years since the launch of its first 3D printer, and it’s evident that B9Creations, LLC, isn’t planning on slowing down the pace anytime soon.
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  • Friday, May 05, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Win Chill, LLC, a 205,000 square foot, full-service refrigerated foods warehouse and distribution center, will be the first project built in Foundation Park. The company is acquiring a 54-acre site from the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, a $5.7 million purchase which will be the largest dollar-volume sale of land for industrial use in Sioux Falls history, according to Slater Barr, president of the Development Foundation.
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  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Economic development professionals from across South Dakota gathered in Sioux Falls today ‘Gearing Up for Success’ during the annual Governor’s Economic Development Conference.
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  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Eight Sioux Falls banks have come together to create a $16 million financing package to ensure that the Sioux Falls Development Foundation will be able to move fast to make land in Foundation Park ready for a new business. 
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  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    Deuel County, S.D. – Top officials from Otter Tail Power Company, headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minn., announced today plans to seek regulatory approvals to build a new gas-fired electricity-generating station in Deuel County, South Dakota.
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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017
    Plans include research and advanced manufacturing facilities
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The USD Discovery District, an 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in Sioux Falls, today announced it is requesting statements of interest and qualifications to select a preferred development partner for one or more research and advanced manufacturing facilities.
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  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
    PIERRE, S.D. – Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy filed an application today with the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a 600 megawatt wind energy project in South Dakota as part of a larger 1,500 megawatt project in Sioux Falls. 
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  • Tuesday, March 14, 2017
    YANKTON, S.D. – Applied Engineering, a precision machining company in Yankton, S.D., was approved today for funding assistance through the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). 
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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    BRANDON, S.D. - Ground was broken on Monday, Feb. 27, in Brandon for the Rovang Industrial Park, an 80-acre development park with planned rail access, adjacent to the Brandon and Corson development parks and the I-90 interchange.
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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    Fertilizer manufacturer and distributor Midwestern BioAg today announced the opening of its newest distribution facility in Brookings, South Dakota. Midwestern BioAg, based in Wisconsin, focuses on helping growers increase soil health as a lasting way to increase crop yields.
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  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Equity Trust settled into Sioux Falls in 2011, setting up shop in what is now called the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. Since then, it’s grown to 300,000 accounts and $30 billion in assets. 
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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2017
    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Red’s All Natural, a producer of frozen burritos headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., announced today that it is expanding its operations to North Sioux City, S.D. 
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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – For Jordan Miller, hunting and fitness are his two passions in life. The day he got the opportunity to combine the two and make a living doing it, he jumped at the chance.
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  • Monday, January 09, 2017
    PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) will return to Las Vegas, Nev., later this month to promote the state at the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, Jan. 17-20.
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  • Friday, January 06, 2017
    PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded more than $2.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to eight projects throughout South Dakota. The money, awarded to Bowdle, Bristol, Huron, Parkston, South Shore, Watertown, Webster and Winner, will assist with projects totaling nearly $13 million.
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  • Monday, November 14, 2016
    HURON, S.D. - Dakota Tschetter and his brother, Lance, didn’t have the idea of shooting range reclamation in their strategic plan, but when the opportunity was presented, as young entrepreneurs, the Tschetters accepted the challenge.
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  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
    Leading app developer attracted to area’s tech and talent; One Million Cups caffeinates connection
    Sioux Falls, SD and Fargo, ND, October 25, 2016 – Myriad Mobile (Myriad), a full-service enterprise mobile and web application development company headquartered in Fargo with an office in Minneapolis, announced today it is expanding to Sioux Falls. The rapidly growing tech firm, recently named to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s fastest growing companies, was attracted to the tech and talent in the area, with connections made through the One Million Cups community.
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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced today that it was awarded another grant from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA), this time a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) grant in the amount of $116,250.
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  • Thursday, October 06, 2016
    Twenty years is a long time to be in business—just ask Jeff Jacobson and Don Deibert, general manager and former president, respectively, of Counterpart, Inc., based in Brookings, South Dakota. 
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  • Wednesday, October 05, 2016
    In a day and age where women have an increasing presence in the workforce, one woman has been working to engage and empower young women in the manufacturing sector in South Dakota. 
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  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016
    Minneapolis, MN and Vermillion, SD – A unique collaboration between private business and the public sector is giving business and health care leaders in South Dakota insight into how connected health technology could positively influence health outcomes and reduce spending across the state.
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  • Monday, October 03, 2016
    Moffatt Products’ South Dakota story began in 1985 as wild goose chase, when founder Dillon Moffatt was told South Dakota was the place to be.
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  • Monday, October 03, 2016
    STURGIS, SD  -  It’s that time of year again when the Sturgis Economic Development Corp joins the Governor’s Office of Economic Development to recognize manufacturing during the 4th Annual SD Manufacturing Week, October 3-7. 
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  • Sunday, October 02, 2016
    The ‘Manufacturing Olympics’—that is
    The 4th annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week is underway and communities and companies across the state have been busy planning events to show appreciation for the industry.
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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has been awarded a $125,000 FAST (Federal And State Technology) grant from the United State Small Business Administration (SBA) to support technology based entrepreneurs and commercialization of innovations.
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  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – Synchrony Financial announced today the creation of 175 positions at its Rapid City location. The positions will be added over the next three years.
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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    How One South Dakota Company is Combatting Cyber-Crime
    Cybersecurity can be intimidating to think about …unless you’re Dr. Kevin Streff, CEO and owner of Secure Banking Solutions (SBS), based in Madison, South Dakota. For this Dakota State University professor, cybersecurity is what makes him tick.
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  • Monday, September 12, 2016
    WORTHING, S.D. – Agile Manufacturing LLC, a Worthing, S.D., manufacturer of material handling equipment for agricultural and industrial applications, announced today that it landed a major contract with CLAAS, a global leader in in the design and manufacturing of agricultural equipment. 
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  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016
    Funding for research collaboration with University of South Dakota made possible by BioSNTR
    SAB Biotherapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical development company, announced today it has received a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for up to $1.42 Million to advance its treatment for influenza. 
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  • Tuesday, September 06, 2016
    TEA, S.D. – Ruff Tough Kennels, based in Tea, S.D., was recently approved for a MicroLOAN by the South Dakota Development Corporation (SDDC). Ruff Tough Kennels manufacturers the most durable dog kennels on the market, and the funds from the loan were used to purchase a new rotational molding machine. 
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  • Monday, August 01, 2016
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – California-based technology company, Farmers Business Network (FBNSM), announced that its national operations center in Sioux Falls, S.D., is expanding by adding more than 90 positions in the next two years, with 40 new positions to fill this year alone, tripling its current employee count.
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  • Monday, June 27, 2016
    Royal Canin USA, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, announced the construction of a new state-of-the art manufacturing facility in North Sioux City, S.D. A groundbreaking event was held today at the site of the new plant to mark the launch of the first phase of the project, which includes an investment expected to exceed $100 million.
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  • Monday, June 20, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded more than $3.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to eight projects throughout South Dakota. The money, awarded to Bridgewater, Canistota, Keystone, Lead, Midland, Viborg, Vermillion and Waubay, will assist with projects totaling more than $11.2 million.
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  • Friday, June 17, 2016
    BERESFORD, S.D. – It’s been almost a year since Dakota Metals, a nonferrous and precious metals sorting company, broke ground on its new 39,000-square-foot facility in Beresford, S.D.  Today, with the help of South Dakota Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, the company cut the ribbon as the facility is officially open for business.
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  • Friday, May 27, 2016
    Business-to-business speed-dating. That’s how Rock Nelson, director of the South Dakota International Trade Center, in Sioux Falls, S.D., describes his participation in Centrallia, a three-day business forum event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada that attracts close to 700 people from 30 countries.
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  • Friday, May 20, 2016
    CLEAR LAKE, S.D. – Clear Lake received welcome news recently as Precision Partners, Inc., (PPI), an innovative manufacturing company based in Athens, Ga., announced its plans to retain the current workforce at the EMPI plant in Clear Lake.
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  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If John A. Franken could describe his business philosophy, it would be simple: make a positive impact for his customers. That’s just what he did when he started Johnny’s Electric, now Interstates, in the 1950s and that’s just what the company is continuing to do today in Sioux Falls.
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  • Monday, April 18, 2016
    Leading egg producer to add 3 million cage-free layers to new facility
    LAKE PRESTON, SD - Rembrandt Foods® announces plans to build a fully dedicated cage-free egg production site in Lake Preston, South Dakota. The facility expansion will initially house approximately three million cage-free layers, in planned phases. 
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  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) rolled out its own version of a red carpet at this year’s annual conference, which was held today in Sioux Falls.
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  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An entrepreneurial success story. That’s how Pat Costello, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development, describes DataSync Corporation, a Sioux Falls based company that is creating 20 full-time jobs during the next two years.
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  • Friday, March 18, 2016
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – It’s March Madness in the Rushmore Region today—but we’re not talking about college basketball. Gov. Dennis Daugaard is making two stops in the region to celebrate major economic development announcements. First, the Governor will be in Rapid City, S.D., to help GCC Dacotah break ground on its new expansion, then on to Spearfish to cut the ribbon at the new Polaris paint facility.
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  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    Dealer will bring jobs and an extensive inventory of new and used agriculture equipment
    WATERTOWN, S.D. – FABER FARM EQUIPMENT, an Iowa-based farm equipment assembler and dealer of McCormick, Vermeer, Krone and Versatile farm equipment, is expanding its operations to Watertown, a move that will create six jobs initially, with additional staff added over the next two years, according to Watertown Development Company’s Executive Director, Craig Atkins. 
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  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
    Organizations launch Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy
    Sioux Falls, S.D - The South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC), an entrepreneurship organization serving emerging businesses today announced a partnership with the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Augustana University to launch a new “Entrepreneurial Mindset Academy.” 
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  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    VERMILLION, S.D. – Vermillion’s 32,000-square-foot state-of-the-art technology center will be operating at full capacity thanks to a REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan, approved last month by the Board of Economic Development. 
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  • Thursday, February 18, 2016
    DiversitAb™ platform provides rapid response to emerging infectious diseases
    Sioux Falls, S.D.,  – SAB Biotherapeutics, Inc. (SAB), a leading biopharmaceutical development company, announced today it has produced a new human antibody therapeutic to treat the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) utilizing its novel DiversitAb™ production platform. 
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  • Friday, February 12, 2016
    Rapid City, SD – Feb. 12, 2015 -- B9Creations, LLC. announces New Chief Executive Officer.

    Shon Anderson, VP of Sales & Marketing, will succeed founder, Mike Joyce, as B9Creations’ Chief Executive Officer, effective February 3, 2016. Joyce becomes the company’s new Chief Technology Officer, speeding the pace of innovation and product development as the company continues to grow.
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  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    TEA, S.D. – A love of animals and an entrepreneurial spirit led Doug Sangl and Lyle Van Kalsbeek to launch Ruff Tough Kennels, a Tea, South Dakota, based business that manufacturers the most durable dog kennel on the market.
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  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota is ramping up its efforts to increase ethanol usage in South Dakota, thanks in part to a $1.5 million U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation (USDA - CCC) federal grant awarded to the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    DataSync Reaches the Highest SugarCRM Partner Level for the Second Year in a Row
    Sioux Falls, SD  – DataSync Corporation today announced that for the second year in a row it has achieved Elite status, the highest tier in the SugarCRM channel partner program.
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  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
    Irving Stone III, owner of Bar-Sto Precision Machine, was presented with the 2016 American Pistolsmiths Guild Pistolsmith of the Year Award. 
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  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    Company Has Six Stores in Six States, Assists Customers with Paperwork
    South Dakota’s growing firearms cluster offers opportunities for collaboration and industry connections that you just don’t find in other states. Just ask Brandon Maddox, owner of Dakota Silencer and FFL123.com.
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  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016
    Company Expanding in Rapid City, South Dakota
    When you run a company that makes products for sportsmen, who better to hire than individuals that are excited about and use the products – like sportsmen? 
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  • Friday, January 15, 2016
    So how did this firearm cluster, now encompassing 10 companies ranging from rifles to pistol barrels to custom machining, get started in Sturgis, South Dakota?
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  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
    When Irving Stone III, owner of Bar-Sto Precision Machine in Sturgis, South Dakota, is asked about his business, he can’t help but reminisce about his parents.
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  • Friday, January 08, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – Last week, four community leaders were notified that each of their respective communities has been approved for grant funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. 
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  • Tuesday, January 05, 2016
    PIERRE, S.D. – When you think about South Dakota’s firearm industry, what businesses come to mind? For most, companies like COR®BON, Bar-Sto Precision, Dakota Arms and Dakota Silencer probably top the list, among many others.
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  • Wednesday, December 09, 2015
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – The day was Aug. 12, 2014, and it was Mike Bockorny’s second day on the job as the CEO of the Aberdeen Development Corporation. His assistant handed him the business card of a gentleman that had stopped in the week before.
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  • Monday, December 07, 2015
    A small shop gained big exposure on national television. Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop was featured on NBC’S Today Show “Sunday’s with Harry”. The segment with Hansen Wheel and Wagon Shop aired this past Sunday, December 6, and featured behind-the-scenes construction of stagecoaches and wagon wheels at the Letcher, SD, business.
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  • Friday, December 04, 2015
    RAPID CITY, S.D. DEC. 4 2015 – B9Creations is known globally as the brand that has made high-resolution 3D printing affordable and continues that reputation with these new products. 
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  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    Omaha, NE — November 20, 2015 — Ag Processing Inc a cooperative (AGP) announced today the selection of Aberdeen, South Dakota as the location for a new soybean processing plant. 
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  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    DELL RAPIDS, S.D. – A newly formed South Dakota business will break ground today in Dell Rapids. Midwest Fresh Logistics, a company specializing in expediting the delivery process of fresh produce, will soon begin construction in the recently established Fiegen Development Park. 
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  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    WATERTOWN, S.D. – Glacial Lakes Rubber and Plastics (GLRP), based in Watertown, S.D., has outgrown its current facility. Thanks to a REDI (Revolving Economic Development and Initiative) Fund loan, approved last month by the Board of Economic Development, GLRP will soon be relocating to a 30,000-square-foot building within Watertown’s Pheasant Ridge Industrial Park. 
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  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – Lehigh Defense, LLC, based in Quakertown, Pa., is expanding to Rapid City, S.D. After considering South Dakota, Texas and Minnesota, owner David Fricke found South Dakota to be the ideal location for his company’s expansion. 
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  • Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    FLANDREAU, S.D. – Family-owned Dakota Layers, LLP, which is based in Flandreau, S.D., announced today that it will be expanding its egg production facility with the help of an SBA 504 loan from the South Dakota Development Corporation (SDDC). The funding was approved earlier this month. 
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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    SPEARFISH – Polaris Industries Inc., announced the company is expanding into Spearfish, S.D., and has purchased a 51,000-square-foot facility to paint its Indian and Victory Motorcycles. The expansion is expected to create 80 jobs in the Black Hills region. The company is currently filling positions for painters, and the plant is expected to be operational in early November. 
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  • Friday, October 02, 2015
    As the 3rd annual Manufacturing Week comes to an end, I want to extend my thanks to all the communities, companies, schools and other organizations across our state for participating this year. Without your continued support and involvement, Manufacturing Week could not have grown to what it is today. And I am confident that each year it will continue to grow.
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  • Thursday, October 01, 2015
    Design Tanks, once a division of Raven Industries, moved into its existing location, broke off from Raven and became a stand-alone company in 2000. Fifteen years later, the new company president and CEO is ready to develop Design Tanks and take it to the next level. Enter, Marty Comes.
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  • Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    PIERRE, S.D. – Tom Rogers is no stranger to manufacturing and contracting—in fact, his father was a contractor, so he grew up around the industry, even learned the trade himself. After graduating high school, the Pierre high school welding and drafting instructor went on to get his associate degree in pre-architecture and his bachelor’s degree in industrial technology.
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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    MITCHELL, S.D. – South Dakota Manufacturing Week is finally underway. Communities across the state have spent months organizing local events for the weeklong observation of South Dakota’s growing manufacturing industry, planning everything from roundtables to career fairs to public tours through local manufacturing facilities.
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  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    South Dakota manufacturer says he's committed to South Dakota
    For one South Dakota manufacturer, doing business in South Dakota means access to a talented workforce, and of course, earning a profit.

    “I love my state,” said Carl Carlson, owner of Cemcast. “We are absolutely committed to South Dakota. We’re in it for the long haul.
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  • Monday, September 28, 2015
    Typically, when asked about South Dakota’s number one industry, most would probably go for the obvious answer: agriculture. Tourism would certainly follow close behind, then perhaps hunting (and other outdoor related industries), financial services and the ever-evolving bioscience sector.
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  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    Watertown Manufacturers Aim to Create Awareness and Generate Enthusiasm for the Industry
    Several events are planned in Watertown celebrating Manufacturing Week September 28th through October 3rd.  Manufacturing makes up over 19 percent of Codington County’s economy, and is one of this area’s largest industry sectors.  
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  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    BERESFORD, S.D. – PEG Project 1, LLC, DBA Dakota Metals, a nonferrous and precious metals sorting company that will be based in Beresford, S.D., announced today it is building a 39,000-square-foot facility and investing in new equipment. 
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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    Thirty-two of South Dakota’s finest artists will showcase their talent at this year’s First Lady’s Arts Showcase, scheduled for Oct. 23-24, 2015, in Pierre. The event is held in conjunction with the annual Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt. 
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  • Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    ABERDEEN, S.D. – The Aberdeen Development Corporation (ADC) celebrated 60 years in business at its annual banquet today with Lt. Gov. Matt Michels serving as the keynote speaker. 
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  • Monday, July 20, 2015
    MILLER, S.D. – The Fabric Inn, a fabric and craft store located in Miller, S.D., was approved for a MicroLOAN by the South Dakota Development Corporation (SDDC). 
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  • Friday, July 17, 2015
    Sioux Falls-based ODIN Hunting Products, Inc., a two-time competitor in the Governor’s Giant Vision Competition, was recently approved for a MicroLOAN by the South Dakota Development Corporation (SDDC). 
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  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015
    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. – Lawrence & Schiller TeleServices announced today it will be opening a second center in South Dakota. Through continued growth with current partners, and new business opportunities, the expansion of a second center was deemed necessary to accommodate the company’s continued growth. 
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  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015
    Life Floor, a leading innovator and designer of resilient flooring, announced today the opening of their U.S. manufacturing facility. Production at the facility, housed within Falcon Plastics’ Madison, South Dakota location, will shorten lead times, increase Life Floor’s custom flooring options, fuel the company’s move into the residential flooring market, and create new job opportunities.
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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    Advance Health, based in Chantilly, Va., announced today that Ellsworth Air Force Base will be the site for its third location, and the company expects to fill more than 200 jobs during the next three to five years.
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  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    The U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund announced that Dakotas America, LLC has been awarded a $65 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation to revitalize low-income and distressed communities nationwide. 
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  • Friday, June 19, 2015
    Senscio Systems, a Boston-based provider of artificial intelligence-based complex care management technology, has announced its intent to create a regional hub in Vermillion, S.D. 
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  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    From time to time, it does us some good to step out from behind the desk and out into the field where the real economic development action happens. That’s exactly where I found myself earlier this year when I headed west for a few days to visit some of our most innovative companies and local economic development corporations.
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  • Monday, June 15, 2015
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard will lead a delegation of state officials to Philadelphia, Pa., this week to promote South Dakota’s growing bioscience industry at the annual BIO International Convention. 
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  • Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    ALEXANDRIA, S.D. – SD Industries (SDI), a leading manufacturer in the swine industry, has been approved for a REDI (Revolving Economic Development & Initiative) Fund loan by the Board of Economic Development. The loan will be used to purchase equipment and will allow the company to double its production, while decreasing its utility cost.
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  • Monday, June 01, 2015
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded more than $2.8 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to six projects throughout South Dakota. The money, awarded to Brown County, Dewey County, Florence, Hosmer, Montrose and Wessington Springs, will assist with projects totaling more than $15.3 million.
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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
    As the ribbon was cut, Falcon Plastics of Brookings celebrated another milestone in the company’s 40 year history. But Falcon Plastics is no ordinary company.  This is a company that was built on strong family ties, a loyal employee base and company partners who have been with them every step of the way
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  • Friday, May 15, 2015
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard and local dignitaries broke ground today for a $10 million expansion by Showplace Wood Products on the company’s Harrisburg campus just four miles south of Sioux Falls.
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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015
    Prairie Harvest Mercantile, Inc., DBA Miss Kitty’s Mercantile, a homegrown soap and lotion shop based in Deadwood, S.D., has been approved for a MicroLOAN by the South Dakota Development Corporation (SDDC). 
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  • Monday, May 11, 2015
    The Sioux Falls Development Foundation announced today that the Sioux Empire Development Park VIII in Sioux Falls, S.D., has been approved by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as the newest South Dakota Certified Ready Site.
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  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    As the four year anniversary of the Missouri River flood approaches, one Dakota Dunes healthcare provider is living proof of this community’s resiliency.
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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    NanoBlood LLC, based in Irvine, Calif., announced today that it is relocating to the South Dakota Technology Business Center (SDTBC) in Sioux Falls, S.D., to continue the regulatory and commercial development of its nano red blood cell as a life-saving drug in critical care and transfusion medicine. 
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  • Thursday, April 23, 2015
    The North Sioux City Economic Development Corporation announced at its board meeting today that the Flynn Business Park has been approved by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site. 
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  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    After 35 years of building authentic, full-size Concord Stagecoaches for companies like Wells Fargo and Express Employment Professionals, Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop put its knowledge of the design and craftsmanship of these stagecoaches to use in building its first three-quarters-size Concord stagecoach.
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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2015
    After months of research and planning, the state officially launched its workforce development campaign at the Governor’s Economic Development conference held last week in Sioux Falls. 
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  • Friday, April 17, 2015
    South Dakota petroleum retailers are invited to attend a free informational meeting to discuss and learn how their businesses can access grant money for flex fuel pumps and storage tanks. 
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  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard recognized two individuals and a community for achievements and contributions to economic development in South Dakota at the annual Governor’s Economic Development Conference.
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  • Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    TruXedo, Inc., manufacturer of tonneau covers and other truck accessories, announced today that it is moving forward with a 40,000 square foot addition and adding 18 jobs immediately with further positions planned. 
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  • Monday, March 30, 2015
    Things just got a whole lot easier for job seekers trying to decide which state will stretch their dollar furthest, thanks to The South Dakota Real Wage Calculator. Created by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, this tool does something no other wage comparison tool can – it calculates real take home pay. 
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  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
    There’s a certain allure of the Black Hills that intrigues people to not only visit, but eventually plant roots and call it home. 
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  • Thursday, March 19, 2015
    Move over Atlantic City. Pierre, SD just snagged the esteemed Boardwalk placement on the newest vers
    Hasbro, Inc., the maker of the Monopoly board game, conducted a public vote powered by BuzzFeed on VoteMonopoly.com to determine what communities throughout the U.S. would be featured in their MONOPOLY HERE & NOW U.S. Edition game. And today Hasbro announced Pierre got the most votes.
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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard spent the afternoon participating in two events showcasing the city’s continued growth and development.
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  • Monday, March 09, 2015
    CANTON, S.D. – Legacy Electronics, Inc., based in Canton, S.D., was approved today for a REDI (Revolving Economic Development & Initiative) Fund Loan by the Board of Economic Development. The company is a designer and manufacturer of high-density memory modules, circuit boards and solid-state drives (SSDs).
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  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015
    PIERRE, S.D. – In order to expand the Flex Pump Incentive Program, the state announced today that it is earmarking $300,000 for the installation of ethanol storage tank units. 
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  • Friday, February 20, 2015
    BROOKINGS, S.D. – RTI (Research Technology Innovation), LLC will utilize funding from two loans facilitated by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to expand RTI’s present capabilities, add new research space and aid in hiring 10 new full time positions
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  • Friday, January 30, 2015
    The giant video displays designed and manufactured by Brookings-based Daktronics Inc. will be featured on "CBS Sunday Morning" this weekend ahead of the Super Bowl.
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  • Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    Analysis ranked the city fourth overall out of 150 of the most populated U.S. cities that were studied.
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  • Monday, December 29, 2014
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Board of Regents and the South Dakota (SD) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) program will sponsor an IT Academy this spring and summer to develop computer programming and IT skills, which are in high demand.
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  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Opportunity. That’s what educators and development officials are hoping to create for their high school students with the newly established Career & Technical Education (CTE) machinist program at the Sturgis Brown High School.
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  • Tuesday, December 16, 2014
    BROOKINGS, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the Research Park at South Dakota State University (SDSU) has been approved by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as the first South Dakota Certified Technology Park. 
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  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014
    Eight communities and an energy company will join the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) in promoting South Dakota at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 20-23, 2015.
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  • Tuesday, December 09, 2014
    The Grant County Development Corporation announced today at its board meeting that the Milbank Industrial Park has been approved by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site. 
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  • Monday, December 08, 2014
    Using Newspaper Ad to Showcase Difficulty of Doing Business in the Windy City
    The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is firing back at Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and other city hall officials who said the state could not advertise certain messages in the Chicago O’Hare Airport. 
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  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014
    NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. –   Interbake Foods LLC, a manufacturer of cookies and crackers with a facility based in North Sioux City, S.D., was approved today for a Reinvestment Payment by the Board of Economic Development. The payment will aid the company in updating its equipment to make packaging more efficient. Interbake Foods, through its division ABC Bakers, is the oldest and most experienced Girl Scout cookie manufacturer in the country.
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  • Thursday, October 09, 2014
    For the seventh consecutive year, the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) is partnering with communities in an effort to grow South Dakota’s bioscience sector and help companies create jobs. Representatives from North Sioux City, Sioux Falls, Vermillion and Yankton will join the GOED in attending the Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) Exposition in Minneapolis Oct. 29-30.
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  • Friday, October 03, 2014
    Four events were held in the Brookings community on Friday, Oct. 3, which highlighted the growth of its business and research community.
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  • Thursday, October 02, 2014
    This is the fourth in a series spotlighting South Dakota’s manufacturing industry during the 2nd ann
    It’s safe to assume that for most business owners, a need to expand due to rapidly increasing business is a nice problem to have. That’s especially true when you’re able to find affordable financing to fund that business expansion, and for one South Dakota manufacturer, he’s had the pleasure of expanding not once, not twice, but three times. And each time he’s expanded, he’s used a REDI (Revolving Economic Development Initiative) Fund loan from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
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  • Wednesday, October 01, 2014
    This is the third in a series spotlighting South Dakota’s manufacturing industry during the 2nd annu
    It’s no secret that South Dakota’s manufacturing sector continues to grow. In fact, from 2012 to 2013, South Dakota manufacturers alone added 343 jobs to our economy. That number is expected to grow even more this year.
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