Preparations are underway at the GOED for the 2013 Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, and communities from across the state are planning to attend as part of the office’s collaborative trade show program.
“This is going to be an exciting show,” said Pat Costello, GOED Commissioner. “When we revised our key industries earlier this year, we expanded from targeting firearms companies to targeting all companies in the shooting, hunting and outdoor sectors.”
“Because of the change in our focus, we can include communities in our trade show efforts that would make a good home for a company in an outdoor industry,” Costello said.
There are currently 11 communities that are attending the show alongside the GOED.
“I’m looking forward to watching South Dakota’s outdoor industries grow,” said Costello. “We know that the firearms industry has been a good fit for the state, and I’m confident that we are a good fit for archery, fishing and other outdoor companies as well.”
The GOED has been attending the SHOT Show since 2001. Professionals from all 50 states and more than 100 countries make up the show’s 60,000 attendees each year.