New hotel, restaurant to serve PREMIER Center area

The Sioux Falls Development Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites and the Crooked Pint Ale House on October 6. The new hotel, to be located across Russell Street from the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, will have approximately 116 hotel rooms, restaurant seating for 200, and conference capacity of about 300. The facility, being built by Quest Development from Aberdeen, will be the 13th hotel in the Sports and Entertainment District, and the third to open since the PREMIER Center broke ground in 2012. With its location, adjacent to the newly renovated Elmwood Golf Course, the $12 million hotel project will include dedicated golf cart parking, driving range access, “stay and play” packages, and a partnership with the first-ever South Dakota Golf Association Hall of Fame for its exhibition hall. Completion date for the project is fall of 2017.

Groundbreaking ceremonies welcome Benedetto Hall at USF

The Development Foundation and chairman Dale Froehlich hosted a groundbreaking ceremony October 7 for a new residence hall on the northeast side of the University of Sioux Falls campus. The $11.7 million, 188-bed hall will be named after the university's longest-serving president, Dr. Mark Benedetto and his wife Gail. The three-story residence hall will have 94 rooms, common areas and study spaces on each floor with kitchen facilities as well as multipurpose, fitness, laundry and theater rooms for residents to share. Benedetto Hall will also be unique in its design as it will be attached to the Mears Library, making USF one of the few campuses in the country where students are housed in the same building as the library. Construction began in July with the demolition of Patterson Hall on the corner of 22nd Street and Summit Avenue. Benedetto Hall is scheduled to open in fall of 2017.


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Workforce Training: The Sioux Falls Advantage

There is better training for our workforce in Sioux Falls. A multitude of options are available to meet businesses' needs at the postsecondary level including city programs, state grants, technical training, and a new $50 million scholarship program for technical school students.

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