Fifty years ago, two young electrical engineering professors from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD, decided to start a company that would keep engineering graduates in South Dakota. Today, this company has grown to become the world’s industry leader in designing and manufacturing electronic scoreboards, programmable display system and large screen video displays.
Daktronics boards can be found at countless major sports stadiums, Times Square and even the Las Vegas strip. It’s no real surprise that Daktronics continues to grow. It is consistently ranked by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies.
Daktronics CEO Reece Kurtenbach said South Dakota’s location in the center of the United States is a plus for doing business. “We have access to both sides of the country equally. We’re proof that you can be a global company in South Dakota.”