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It's Showtime: Date Set for the 2016 Governor's Economic Development Conference

On April 13, local development organizations, state officials, and other interested entities will gather in Sioux Falls for the 2016 Governor's Economic Development Conference. 

Themed "It's Showtime!", the conference will have sessions on workforce, social media, branding, and R&E. The conference will also include a pre-conference reception.

"In response to our economic development partners requests for more networking time, we have added a pre-conference reception at the Sioux Falls Sheraton on April 12," said Pat Costello, GOED Commissioner.

Please check GOED's partner website,, for further developments on speakers and the agenda.

GOED Offers Expanded Search Options in Manufacturers Directory

The GOED has recently rolled out its new and improved Manufacturers Directory, available online. With this enhanced database, users have many new search options. Previously searches were limited to city, company name, products and employee range. The new version allows users to perform keyword product searches and to search by parent company, contact person, county and export capability.


In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)...

Governor Daugaard wrote a column in September on workforce titled "Continuing the Workforce Marathon." 


Boards & Commissions Website

In an effort to make the actions and happenings in the state's boards and commissions more open and transparent, the Governor's Office has created a new Boards and Commissions website. Here, you can find meeting schedules, minutes and board member information.

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Learn more about what is in store at the 2015 South Dakota Demography Conference, scheduled for October 7-9 in Rapid City. Registration is now open.


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