Come Home South Dakota
This position requires the incumbent to have experience in grants management, developing economic development stategies for regions or communities and analyze socio-economic trends within regions or communities.
Traditionally known for its Corn Palace, the South Dakota city has invested in high-tech infrastructure and created a new identity based on old strengths of community.
At 4.3 percent South Dakota’s unemployment rate was about half the national average of 8.3 percent in February and the nation’s third lowest.
While governors in almost every other state are focused on bringing businesses to their states to help put millions of unemployed residents back to work, Governor Daugaard faces the opposite problem: not enough workers for the jobs that do exist.
The hope is that Mobridge’s 3,500 residents can see the possibilities for their town – at no cost – while students gain valuable planning experience in a real-world setting.
The company trains teachers to use its platform and curriculum, and then lets them set their own hours and teach the English classes from home or from an Eleutian center.
"It is said that as a somewhat deflated George Armstrong Custer lay bleeding in the Montana dirt at Little Big Horn, he turned his glazed and dimming eyes east and said, ‘At least we don’t have to go back through South Dakota.’ "
South Dakota now has a brain gain.
The Sioux Falls area had the second-lowest jobless rate in the country in October at 2.5%, according to the latest figure from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest was Bismarck, N.D.
Responsibilities will include planning, zoning, code enforcement, and strategic growth and development.