GOED chief reports on fall business recruitment

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development found solid interest at several major recruitment events this fall, Commissioner Scott Stern said Tuesday.

Thirty-seven clients participated in the Sept. 29 buffalo roundup in Custer State Park, he told members of state government’s Board of Economic Development. and 25 prospects attended the governor’s invitational pheasant hunt Oct. 27-28,

They came from five nations and 14 states, according to Stern. He said 60 percent had projects ready for decisions in coming months on whether to open businesses in South Dakota.