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Ready to Partner: Remade


The face of the GOED's website for its partners in economic development, www.sdreadytopartner.com, just got a whole lot brighter. The site was recently overhauled and is full of useful, relevant content for econmic development practioners. 

"This has been a long time in the making," said Commissioner Pat Costello. "The GOED has had a site for its partners for several years, but it has always been sort of a work in progress."

The new homepage features one-click access to RFI status reports, economic indicators, social media feeds, dates to remember, and a training and event calendar. 

Inside the site, users can find information on cooperative opportunites, guidelines for adding buildings to the GOED's recruitment site, information on the Certified Ready Sites program, a staff directory, and much more. 

"I really hope that our partners find this site helpful and will utilize the content," Costello said. "We are proud of the new partner site, and are always looking for ways to reach out and assist our economic development partners."

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Start Planning For South Dakota's Third Manufacturing Week


Start planning now! The third annual South Dakota Manufacturing Week will be Sept. 28 – Oct. 2, 2015. Here are some ideas to get manufacturers and your community involved:
  • Host public/student tours through your company’s facility.
  • Host a career fair specifically targeting careers in the manufacturing industry.
  • Visit local civic organizations and classrooms.
  • Invite middle and high school counselors for a guided tour.
  • Partner with other companies to award scholarships.
  • Build a float for the homecoming parade.
  • Host a community picnic.
  • Submit a Letter to the Editor.
  • Celebrate and recognize employee longevity throughout the week.
  • Build a social media campaign.
  • Visit local TV and radio shows.
  • Throw a party.
Think outside the box–the sky’s the limit! But whatever you do, share the fun with us on social media using #SDMfgweek. Or share stories, photos and ideas with our media relations coordinator, Natalie Likness, at natalie.likness@state.sd.us or call 605-773-3301.

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On the Blog...


New to social media? Want to improve you presence? Need tips on how to use social media in your economic development efforts? Then check out the GOED's series of blog posts, Social Media and Economic Development, which were featured throughout the month of June.

Congratulations!

South Dakota Industries (SDI) has been approved for a REDI Fund loan that will be used to purchase new equipment. With the purchase, the company will double its production while decreasing utility costs.

Boston-based Senscio Systems will create a regional hub in Vermillion, reflecting the company’s intent to grow in South Dakota in both the manufacturing service sectors.

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