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South Dakotans have reason to be hopeful – Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Governor of South Dakota

There is no better place than South Dakota to live, work and raise a family.

Dakota Resources receives investment from Wells Fargo for organization’s Capital Investment Fund

The fund was designed to build capacity for rural economic development corporations and revolving loan funds that finance local development projects in South Dakota and throughout the United States.

USDA Rural Development awards RCDI Grant to Dakota Resources

This 3-year program will provide financial and technical assistance to the economic development professional staff and local leadership teams from twelve private nonprofit economic development organizations and low-income rural communities in South Dakota

Dakota State sues Sioux Falls-based Stratton Group over failed Sioux Falls Startup Week

The event’s planned dates were key. Bushee was involved in the Sioux Falls visit by entrepreneur and startup investor Paul Singh, CEO of, set for the last week in April.

South Dakota Senate Repeals Voter-Backed Anti-Corruption Law

The vote occurred as protesters shouted "Shame!" and "Respect our votes!"

South Dakota Republicans are about to get rid of the state’s first independent ethics commission

South Dakota Republican are on the verge of doing something that backfired spectacularly for congressional Republicans earlier this year: Getting rid of an independent ethics commission.

South Dakota Governor Daugaard to feds: Pay Native American health care costs

Despite government treaties guaranteeing health care for federally recognized tribes, the feds have stuck South Dakota with half the bill for Medicaid reimbursements for the state’s nine tribes.

Larger Farms, Smaller Families Mean School Closings in South Dakota

Other concerns for closing down a school include the changes it could bring to the community.

Sioux Falls ranks No. 2 on Forbes list for business, careers

Forbes praised Sioux Falls for its diversified economy, parks and special events as well as a "young, educated workforce." It noted the city’s healthcare, financial services and retail jobs.

Minnehaha County to join White House data-driven program

The Data-Driven Justice Initiative has city, county, and state governments taking data-driven approaches to reduce the jail population and address the prevalence of people behind bars who have a mental illness.