Investment of Technology Business Center pays dividends2013-14 Chair of the Board
Keith Severson, Eide Bailly LLP
All types of industry have found success in Sioux Falls, from medical to manufacturing to finance to agri-business.
Through collaboration, Sioux Falls was built by visionaries who helped create a community with a business-friendly environment paired with a high quality of life — two assets that continue to serve our city in attracting new businesses and helping established businesses flourish. Our diversified economy has helped our community thrive and enabled businesses to grow when other communities faltered. Our growth has provided opportunities for an expanding and changing workforce.
A decade ago our Chamber of Commerce, through the third Forward Sioux Falls program, opened the South Dakota Technology Business Center, a proactive measure to help technology-based businesses grow roots in South Dakota. The SDTBC represents Forward Sioux Falls’ first investment into bricks and mortar.
The SDTBC was designed to help support early-stage technology-based businesses by providing programs and infrastructure to get their businesses off the ground. Since then the SDTBC has expanded its footprint, graduated 20 clients and had a definite return on our initial investment.
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