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. – 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...
In August of 2016, Grant County Development Corporation(GCDC) purchased this house from the South Dakota Housing Authority. This is the first renovation project of its kind in the State. “Our main goal was to advance workforce housing in Milbank. An added benefit was to maintain home values in the neighborhood and our community by preventing the further deterioration of an unoccupied home” said Bobbie Bohlen, Executive Director of GCDC.
Local contractors have worked diligently to take a home in need of much work and prepare it for new homeowners. Along with these local contractors, GCDC converted this 2.5 Bedroom/1 Bath home...
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.