RAPID CITY - Yesterday Senator Billie Sutton, candidate for South Dakota Governor, met with the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce to discuss economic development and workforce needs in one of South Dakota’s largest cities.
In the meeting, Sutton listened to business leaders to learn about the challenges they’re facing and what the governor can do to help. Sutton discussed ideas from his “Building a Stronger South Dakota” plan, like ways to address workforce shortages and ensure trained and ready employees.
Following the visit, Sutton commented:
“In my day job as a finance professional, I’ve learned that the economy is pretty simple: it’s people. Our approach to building a stronger South Dakota should be centered around our best resource, our people. South Dakota’s challenges include training people for the jobs we already have, creating jobs for the people we educate, and planning for robust economic development regardless of where people live in our state. I was happy to have the chance to listen to folks at the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce about their needs and the challenges they’re facing. As governor, I’ll be focused on creating opportunities for South Dakotans and working together to make sure nobody gets left behind as we develop, grow, and prosper.”
Billie Sutton is a rancher, financial professional at a small community bank, State Senator, former professional rodeo cowboy, fifth-generation South Dakotan, and candidate for Governor.