As part of our ongoing housing initiative, two surveys have been created to help us better understand our housing need. One of the two focuses on the commuter while the other will help us to get our arms around why people leave. Please take a moment to share this or complete it, if it is relative to your situation.
Exit Survey: This survey is intended for former Milbank residents who have left the community or are planning to leave.
Commuter Survey: This survey is intended for those that live outside of Milbank and commute to Milbank for employment.
PIERRE, S.D. – At its meeting last week, the South Dakota Board of Regents discussed the need to equip more South Dakotans with higher levels of education to meet growing workforce demands. Creating a statewide goal for young, working-age residents to hold a postsecondary credential is an important starting point for discussions with other higher education providers, policymakers, community advocates, and business leaders.
The regents decided to look at a provisional statewide attainment goal of 65 percent of South Dakotans, ages 25 to 34, holding some type postsecondary credential by 2025. If agreed to, all postsecondary education partners—public, private, technical, and...
PIERRE, S.D. – After months of research and planning, the state officially launched its workforce development campaign at the Governor’s Economic Development conference held last week in Sioux Falls.
“We knew we needed to get some solid research done to understand what it’s going to take to attract people to South Dakota and what the messaging needed to be,” said Pat Costello, Commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
“The findings? People lack salient images of South Dakota and therefore think we lack development and a forward economy,” Costello said. “They don’t picture themselves being able to live in...
Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Inc. was founded in Milbank, South Dakota in 1929. Valley Queen was founded by two Swiss immigrants with a knack for cheese making. Today Valley Queen employs over 100 people from Milbank and surrounding communities.