Rural workforce, multi-family and rehab housing have been a silent crisis for at least three decades. Part of the mission of On Hand Development Corporation (OHDC) is to make sure that Miller has affordable housing. Housing is a big part of economic development. Our communities not only need jobs for young families but also need adequate and affordable housing to attract them to our area.
Last week, I attended a 3-day conference for the 2023 Leadership South Dakota class. I am so very honored to have the opportunity to learn and grow with 43 amazing leaders from around our state. There are only a few of us representing rural South Dakota. The other majority of participants are from Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Aberdeen, Watertown, and other larger communities from around our state.