The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) gave an official salute to a successful year of growth during its annual conference recently. During the event, Governor Kristi Noem announced two major award winners: Belle Fourche as Community of the Year and Andrew Nilges as recipient of the Excellence in Economic Development award.
The Community of the Year award honors a community that has made strides in economic development, added jobs, and invested in the quality of life for its residents. In the past year, Belle Fourche has expanded its rail park from 27 to 90 cars. They also successfully brought Albany Farms, a ramen noodle manufacturing company, into town from Los Angeles, California, along with several other economic projects.
The Excellence in Economic Development award recognizes an individual who has excelled in the economic development arena over the past year. North Sioux City has some amazing opportunities happening in their community, and Andrew Nilges has been instrumental in the success of these projects. He has been a key leader in economic growth in North Sioux City, leading the community to create a vast new industrial park that will also include a significant expansion of workforce housing in the area.
For videos and photos from the event, check them out here: https://sdgoed.com/media-cente...