Sioux Falls celebrated a “rail breaking” ceremony for the downtown railyard redevelopment project November 8 at 401 East Eighth Street in the heart of the BNSF switching yard. The ceremony officially marked the City of Sioux Falls taking full possession of the downtown railyard property and beginning the process to remove five rail tracks. All but two crossings were marked for removal from Sixth Street and three crossings from Eighth Street, with new pavement installed in those areas. Over the winter and next spring, the Freight House north of Eighth Street will be demolished, the tracks will be removed from the yard, and the site will be prepared for redevelopment.
On October 30, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new ministry center for the University of Northwestern-St. Paul. The 6,000 square foot building will be a dual-purpose facility, serving UNW and Life 96.5 FM radio. KNWC will be equipped with new studios and offices and the University of Northwestern-St. Paul will be providing distance and continuing education classes from new classrooms in the building. The project is estimated to cost about $900,000 and should be completed by late July of 2018.
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.Read More