JUNE 4, 2018 - VOL. 54 No. 8

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Cover Story


The changing landscape of higher education in Sioux Falls

Higher education plays a vital role in workforce development efforts. The landscape of higher education across the nation has been rapidly changing in recent years, responding to the disruptive forces of online coursework, a changing economy and a public that is increasingly skeptical about the value of a traditional degree. In Sioux Falls, these same trends have put pressure on our local institutions to evaluate the way they serve the needs of students and the broader business community.

There are multiple options for post-secondary education and training in our region, but the number has decreased in the past few years. Three schools officially closed their doors in Sioux Falls in 2016. Other institutions are adapting their business models to the changing landscape, adding new delivery options, new programming and targeting new audiences. Many are looking for ways to better serve adult and non-traditional learners, in addition to the traditional student market. . .

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Chair's Column

Dave Kapaska Message from the Chair

We celebrated some major milestones for our city and region last month. First was the announcement that Foundation Park, the Forward Sioux Falls-funded development park in northwest Sioux Falls, had secured its first tenant. Construction has already begun on the warehouse and distribution center that will house Win Chill, LLC-bringing new business and jobs to Sioux Falls by next spring.

Next, community leaders gathered for a ceremonial groundbreaking for the USD Discovery District-a project years in the making. The vision for this corporate and academic research park is one that embraces collaboration and innovation as a means to strengthen Sioux Falls' economy.

We also celebrated a project not just years, but actually decades in the making-Good Earth State Park at Blood Run. With the grand opening of the park's new first-class Visitor Center, our citizens and. . .

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Other News

Levitt at the Falls celebrates successful Community Appeals campaign

Construction begins for first tenant in Foundation Park

Equity Trust Company finds a home in Sioux Falls

Individuals and businesses recognized during Small Business Week

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