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SD Governor on Bloomberg

Gov. Dennis Daugaard, representatives from the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and Sioux Falls Development Foundation President Slater Barr were in New York City this week to talk about the advantages of doing business in South Dakota. They met with businesses, media and hosted a luncheon for site selector consultants to talk about the benefits of being in South Dakota. 

One of the stops included an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Surveillance.” Gov. Daugaard was interviewed by Brendan Greeley, Scarlet Fu and Tom Keene and talked about the state’s business climate, the economy and U.S. politics. Harvard Business School’s Robert Kaplan also speaks. See link below for full video:

“Sioux Falls is a major factor in South Dakota. The Sioux Falls business community is very intent on good business climate, and bringing new business to South Dakota,” the Governor said.  

When asked about what South Dakota and Sioux Falls have that makes a good business climate, he responded: “Taxes, low cost structure, having your government be available to not obstruct advancement, having a regulatory climate that is reasonable, having permitting that is prompt and efficient, regulations not with a ‘gotcha’ attitude, but that help businesses comply with the regulations that you have.”

In addition, nine site selector consultants met with the South Dakota representatives for lunch. 

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