Business is growing in the state of South Dakota. Scott Stern is Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. He says 2018 is off to a great start. “Currently we’ve done 27 projects that our office has been involved with,” said Stern. “With $1.15-billion dollars worth of capital expenditures that are going to be coming to this state.”
Stern says that’s up from around $600-million dollars in 2016 and $735-million dollars in 2017.
He says the Governor’s Office of Economic Development is focused on direct jobs such as manufacturing, value-added agriculture and food processing.
Stern was in Mitchell Tuesday attending the grand-opening of Vantage Point Solutions 25,000 square foot expansion.