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New GOED Rep Ready to Help Businesses Grow

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PIERRE, S.D. –   Jeff Haverly has joined the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as the newest business development representative. Jeff will be stationed in Rapid City to serve the western region of the state, and he will spearhead South Dakota’s efforts in growing the oil and gas industry.

“Jeff is a great addition to our staff,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner, GOED. “He knows what it takes to make a business successful and can personally attest to South Dakota’s friendly business climate, having been a business owner himself for the last 24 years.”

“I’m ready to help grow South Dakota’s economy,” said Haverly. “Whether it’s companies looking to come to South Dakota or companies already here looking to expand, I am here to help. South Dakota is an easy sell—we have a good product, competitive workforce and an excellent business climate.”

Jeff grew up in West Salem, Wis., and upon graduation he joined the United States Air Force. He received his bachelor of science degree in history and minored in political science, which sparked his interest in politics, eventually leading to him serving 10 years as a legislator for South Dakota.

Jeff and his wife, Terri, own Kids Kastle Inc. in Rapid City. Together, Jeff and Terri have three daughters, one son-in-law and six grandchildren.


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