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South Dakota Seeing Success In Economic Development

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Article by Gov. Dennis Daugaard

Earlier this month, I spent the day in Brookings attending a number of economic development celebrations: a groundbreaking ceremony for SDSU’s Swine Teaching and Research Facility, ribbon cuttings at Bel Brands and Counterpart, and an expansion announcement at 3M.

The day was truly a testament to Brookings’ growing economy. The city has seen success after success thanks to cooperation among business, university and civic leaders in the community. SDSU is producing graduates with technical skills in high demand, and local business leaders have built a team that welcomes development.

Brookings isn’t the only town that’s been seeing success. Business has been good throughout South Dakota.

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