Illinois people responding to SD’s tickler

The Daugaard administration’s push to attract workers to South Dakota might have found a hot spot.

Scott Stern, the governor’s commissioner for economic development, said Illinois residents have sent three times more inquiries than Minnesotans did.

Minnesota ranked second.

Stern made his remarks Tuesday to state government’s Board of Economic Development.

His office distributed about 5.4 million messages via social media as part of the current recruiting effort and received about 16,000 “clicks” from people interested in learning more, he said.