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Spring Training: Are you ready?
Pat Costello
We hope you'll join us on April 15th and 16th for the Annual Governor’s Economic Development Conference. This year's event promises to be a grand slam.

Learn how to be successful:
Speakers will touch on everything from navigating social media to opportunities in rural communities to what’s happening at the GOED. Click here for the full agenda.

Network with your peers:
Join your economic development colleagues from across the state. This is an excellent time to network with your peers and find out what’s working for them.

Attend the Pre-Conference Session:
Please consider joining us for our pre-conference bonus session. This session, led by the South Dakota Board of Regents, focuses on commercialization, and how university based entrepreneurs, faculty and students can access and utilize resources to help them start and grow businesses. The session takes place on Tuesday, April 15 from 8a.m. - 12 noon.

Hope you can join us and help us knock one out of the park!
Register now
Meet Dave Anderson

Dave is the Community Development Representative for the GOED. His main goal is to help South Dakota communities grow and prosper. He is available to help with everything from developing and implementing community and economic development initiatives to facilitating public meetings to talking one-on-one with business leaders. Last year, Dave visited nearly 120 communities across the state.

If you are interested in having Dave visit your community, you can email him at or call (605) 773-3301.

Governor's Office of Economic Development
711 E. Wells Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501