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The job market is mighty hot for certain skills in our region. As an economic development official, workforce is one of my highest priorities to grow and retain the region’s economy.RELATED CONTENT
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I recently mentioned that consumers should begin watching the price of E85 and E10 as we enter a period where fuels with higher blends of ethanol could have a lower cost on an energy equivalent basis.RELATED CONTENT
This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill.RELATED CONTENT
Pheasant hunting came as naturally as October to the Dell Rapids area where I grew up.
We were pretty excited earlier this year when CNBC named South Dakota the best state in the nation to do business.RELATED CONTENT
Just minutes before I started typing this column, national news outlets reported that Congress had reached a deal to stave off a U.S. default and end the more than two-week federal government shutdown that has furloughed thousands of federal employees, closed national parks and impacted millions of Americans to varying degrees of severity.RELATED CONTENT
With the year nearing completion, a business should have a very good feeling for its success (or failure) in generating additional cash flow for the year.RELATED CONTENT
Few people know it, but Daniel Burnham, a preeminent architect of the early 20th century, is the original voice behind these oft-repeated words of wisdom: “Make no little plans.RELATED CONTENT
Federal budget issues continue to dominate headlines in seemingly endless repetition.RELATED CONTENT
This is a very tough time in western South Dakota. Our friends and neighbors there continue to respond to the recent disaster, during which much of West River was hit with one of the largest blizzards in our history.RELATED CONTENT
Special tax breaks granted to credit unions and the Farm Credit System have outlived their purpose and should be eliminated by Congress, according to the South Dakota Bankers Association.