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Infrastructure needs priority when it comes to growth

The thought of a new business coming into a community is exciting. Growth, jobs, and opportunities that a new business could offer are all discussed topics.

However, there is a considerable amount of work that has to be done when it comes to making that growth possible. The need for water, sewer, electricity, and transportation are all something that the city, county, and state must address before a business can move forward.

One way a community can speed up the process for potential businesses to move to town is for the community to have a certified site. With shovel-ready sites available to begin immediate construction, certified sites put communities in a better position to land a business deal.

To have a site certified, communities need to gather detailed information including price, availability, utilities, access, and environmental assessments. Information on the program can be found here.

To further assist economic development professionals across the state with these topics and more, GOED recently hosted its semi-annual Deep Dive presentation. The August 17-18 event was centered around planning for economic development and landing deals.

* If you missed last month’s Seeds for Growth PR Communication, read it here.

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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