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South Dakota was ranked 2nd in the United States in the recently releasedGallup Job Creation Index.

Don't forget to register for the 2014 Governor's Economic Development Conference!Register online here, or view theconference agenda here.

ALCOM, LLC., a Maine-based manufacturer of aluminum trailers, is expanding its operations to Sioux Falls in a move that will create up to 180 jobs in the next three years.


GOED Launches Blog

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Economic development practitioners in South Dakota have a new resource available to help navigate through the world of data, research, and rankings. The GOED has launched an informational blog.

"We are excited about this new venture into social media," said Commissioner Pat Costello. "More importantly, we are looking forward to sharing our experiences and findings on how to best promote our communities, regions and state with our local partners in economic development."

The blog is accessible through the GOED's partner website, Then, click "blog" on the top right.

Dakota Seeds Expanding

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The Dakota Seeds internship program is expanding and will include support for high school and technical school internships, in addition to the internships for college students it already provides. The expansion also includes accounting and manufacturing sectors, in addition to science, technology engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Read more

Annual Report Released


The 2013 GOED Annual Report has been 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.

If you haven't received a hard copy and would like one, please email Jen Lambley at

To view the report online, click here.