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Sioux Falls-based digital marketing firmClick Rain jumped hundreds of spots up on the Inc. 5000 list.

The Carl W. Soukup Addition in Tea is now South Dakota's 15th Certified Ready Site.

The GOED is planning to exhibit at the 2014 Medical Design & Manufacturing expo in Minneapolis, October 29-30. Communities interested in co-oping at the show can find information here or contact Jen Lambley.

Discovery Benefits is expanding its operations to Brookings.

Belle Joli’ winery of Sturgis is expandingboth its facility and product line.


  Manufacturing Week Postcard

The GOED is hard at work planning the 2nd Annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week, which will be held Sept. 30-Oct.3.

“Manufacturing plays a vital role in South Dakota’s economy,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “Manufacturing Week is a time of year where we celebrate those in the industry and work to garner awareness to the impact manufacturers have in South Dakota.”

The week will kick off on Monday, Sept. 29, with Tour Day. The GOED team and other officials will visit facilities across the state for tours. Select companies will be open for public tours and provide tours and an inside look at manufacturing.

Tuesday, Sept. 30 is Speak Out Day. Local civic organizations will host speakers from the manufacturing industry.

Wednesday, Oct. 1 is Media Day. Dompanies and communities will work with the media to promote manufacturing.

Thursday, Oct. 2, is Student Day. Local middle schools, high schools, tech schools and universities will host speakers to visit with students on the significance of innovative manufacturing and its economic impact, as well as career opportunities.

The week will cumulate on Friday, Oct. 3, which is also National Manufacturing Day.

“Whether you are involved in the industry, or in business development, or a member of the general public, we want to see you be involved,” said Costello.

Share your support with the GOED via social media using the hashtag #SDMfgWeek2014! For more information, contact Media Relations Coordinator, Natalie Likness at or 605-773-3301, or

September will be an exciting month in the bioscience industry in South Dakota, as the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) is holding its Biotech Livestock Summit in Sioux Falls, September 16-18, 2014.

The three-day summit will include discussions on research and development in animal biotechnology, the regulatory system, and improving communications around livestock biotechnology. READ MORE

This is a publication of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. Commissioner-Pat Costello; Deputy Commissioner-Aaron Scheibe; Marketing and Public Relations Director-Mary Lehecka Nelson; Editor and Designer-Jennifer Lambley. © Copyright 2014