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SEP. 5, 2017 - VOL. 53 No. 12

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Accelerating Entrepreneurship
Start-ups get a boost from investments by local businesses

Sioux Falls is recognized nationally as a great place for business. The city regularly receives recognition on national lists that consider factors such as job growth, cost of living, income and economic growth, education levels and more. In 2016, Forbes named Sioux Falls second best small metro for business and careers and MoneyRates ranked it as the seventh best city for young entrepreneurs. These accolades, among others, point to an environment in Sioux Falls that fosters entrepreneurship. In many respects, the start-up community is thriving.

Yet, there remains room for improvement. Among local business owners and entrepreneurs, it is commonly agreed that Sioux Falls has two main gaps in the start-up community: lack of access to early stage capital and a lack of mentorship and support programs. . .

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Chair's Column

Dave Kapaska Message from the Chair

It is hard for me to believe that this is my last edition of Chamber News as your board chair. What a year it has been. My sincere thanks to each of you for your support and dedication to the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, its more than 2,200 members and the 87,000 employees we represent to ensure the best business environment possible. It certainly has been a year of transition.

First, Evan Nolte retired as Chamber President/CEO after 38 years of dedicated service. After an intensive national search, Jason Ball was chosen to be our new leader. He is off to a great start – engaging staff and members throughout this amazing community. We are in a great position for the challenges ahead. . .

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Chamber Annual Meeting to be held Oct. 24

Celebrate manufacturing in South Dakota

Sioux Empire Housing Partnership celebrates 20 years


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