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The Governor’s Office of Economic Development was awarded $92,500 from the Small Business Administration (SBA) FAST program to support entrepreneurs and businesses accepted into the South Dakota Technology Business Center’s Accelerator program. Read More

The communities of Chancellor, Clark, Gregory, Irene, South Shore and White Lake were all awarded grants for projects totaling $13.2 million through the Community Development Block Grant Program. 
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Promoting Best for Business


The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is launching a new ad campaign that promotes South Dakota as CNBC’s No. 1 State for Business.

The campaign, which was created with the help of Lawrence and Schiller agency in Sioux Falls, will run from January 2014 to June 2014. It consists of print ads, billboards and airport advertising.

“We are really excited about this campaign. Being declared the best state in the United States for business is definitely a message we want to share with companies considering a new location,” said Commissioner Pat Costello. “We are constantly on the lookout for new ways to promote ourselves, and this campaign will go a long way in using this distinction to its fullest potential.”

Print ads will run through the course of the campaign in Bloomberg Business Week, Entrepreneur, FAST Company, Forbes, Fortune, and Money. One-time bonus ads will also run in January in Sports Illustrated, The Week, Times, and Bloomberg Business Week.

Billboards will go up in four locations viewable to drivers entering South Dakota, and similar ads will be placed in the Minneapolis and Chicago airports.

Join the GOED staff in promoting South Dakota as America’s No. 1 Place for Business in your e-mail correspondence. To use the image below in your Outlook e-mail signature, simply copy it from this newsletter. Then, in Outlook, go to “File,” “Mail,” “Signatures,” and then paste the image at the bottom of your existing signature. 

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Made in a South Dakota – a program geared towards promoting South Dakota made products online – will come to a close the end of this year.

The program was renewed in 2003 to give small South Dakota manufacturers and artists a presence on the internet. The website will go offline Dec. 31.