Governor’s Office of Economic Development gave awards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) gave an official salute to a successful year of growth during its annual conference on Thursday.

During the event, Governor Kristi Noem announced two major award winners: Belle Fourche as the Community of the Year and Andrew Nilges as the recipient of the Excellence in Economic Development Award.

“South Dakota has shown America these past two years that the right decisions can have a big impact on a small state. In that time, we have led the nation in home construction growth per capita as well as personal income growth for individuals and families. We also rose to the top five in the nation in GDP growth,” said Noem. “It was an honor today to celebrate the individuals and communities who have been helping us raise the bar to build the strongest economy in America.”

According to a press release, the Community of the Year award honors a community that has…

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