Category Archives: Other State News

Sioux Falls exports post a record year.

SIUOX FALLS, S.D. — According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Sioux Falls exports totaled a record $455 million in 2014. That number also represented a 5.2 percent increase over the city’s 2013 export total. Sioux Falls joined 138 other metro ...

Foundation Park megasite primed for megajobs.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota’s newest business park, Foundation Park, is now open for development in Sioux Falls. Created in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the City of Sioux Falls and Forward Sioux Falls, the ...

Sioux Falls among best cities to start a business.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — According to a new study by personal finance website WalletHub, Sioux Falls is one of the best cities in the United States to start a business. The city ranked sixth overall but second in overall business environment. Sioux Falls ...

Spec building going up in Spearfish.

SPEARFISH, S.D. — The Spearfish Economic Development Corp. is erecting a new spec building in the Spearfish Business and Industry Park. The building will be targeted toward office, distribution or manufacturing businesses. Spearfish EDC officials say ...

Allstate job creation in good hands in South Dakota.

SOUTH DAKOTA — Personal lines insurer Allstate is appointing new agency owners in South Dakota as it expands its footprint in the Mount Rushmore State. As each agency owner is required to have at least two support staff employees, the expansion is ...

Sioux Falls climbs in economic analysis rankings.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — According to the economic research firm Policom, Sioux Falls has the eighth strongest economy in the nation. It’s the best ranking the city has ever achieved. The Policom rankings look at the economies of 381 metropolitan st ...

Pierre lands on Boardwalk in new Monopoly Edition.

PIERRE, S.D. — The city of Pierre will be featured in Hasbro’s new Monopoly Here & Now U.S. Edition game. In addition, as the top vote-getter in the game maker’s public vote to determine which communities would be featured, Pierre also landed t ...

Three Vermillion sites are South Dakota Certified Ready.

VERMILLION, S.D. — Three sites in Vermillion, the Brooks Industrial Park, the Riverbend Business Park and the Heikes Addition Business Park, have earned South Dakota Certified Ready status. The Certified Ready program is administered by the South Dakot ...

BIG Job Fair planned in Sioux Falls.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The South Dakota Business, Industry and Government (BIG) Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Sioux Falls Convention Center in Sioux Falls. The event is sponsored by the South Dakota Association of C ...

Sioux Falls among nation’s top job markets.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — According to a study by online job posting site ZipRecruiter.com, Sioux Falls is one of the top job markets in America. The city ranked fourth overall and third among cities with populations of less than 250,000. The rankings were ba ...

South Dakota campers pitch an all-time high.

SOUTH DAKOTA — More people camped in South Dakota’s state parks than ever before in 2014. According to the state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department, a record 290,000 nights of camping at state parks were recorded in 2014, a 3.8-percent jump ...

IT Academy planned in South Dakota.

SOUTH DAKOTA — In an effort to develop a state workforce with more computer programming and IT skills, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Board of Regents and the South Dakota (SD) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research ...