The Sioux Falls area is home to a unique group of businesses that produce everything from wind energy components to globally-renowned packages to water towers.
In fact, more than 200 manufacturing firms call the Sioux Falls metro area home, providing more than 13,000 jobs. These jobs represent nearly 10 percent of all jobs in the four-county metro area and more than 31 percent of all manufacturing jobs in South Dakota. Sioux Falls area manufacturing firms generate $2 billion in annual sales.
Because manufacturers play a vital role in the state´s overall economic health, the South Dakota Governor´s Office of Economic Development, along with local partners and companies across the state, is celebrating the fourth annual South Dakota National Manufacturing Week Oct. 3-7. For the second year in a row, the Chamber´s Young Professionals Network is offering tours of local manufacturing companies as part of Manufacturing Week. . .
You know that being a Chamber member provides networking and educational opportunities. But perhaps more importantly, being a Chamber member symbolizes a business´s investment in our community´s future. When you´re a Chamber member, you are connected with more than 2,200 other businesses and organizations representing thousands of employees. While our level of activity with the Chamber may vary, we share one thing in common - we value the advancements being made in the Sioux Falls area and we want to be a part of continuing the progress.
My company, CNA Surety, is one of the founding members of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce. For nearly 110 years, we´ve supported the Chamber. We´ve seen the value in investing in our community to help grow the economy and. . .