Chair's Report: 2018 already showing promise for Sioux Falls

This is my last report as chair of the Sioux Falls Development Foundation. A new executive committee will take charge in the new year, and I know they will look for your support and participation in the important work of economic development.



Congratulations to Craig Lloyd, this year’s winner of the Spirit of Sioux Falls Award. This recognition acknowledges the part Craig has played in helping to build this community. He has always been an exemplary corporate citizen and a vital part of the growth of Sioux Falls for decades.



We also thank and congratulate this year’s retiring Development Foundation board members. Past chair Dale Froehlich, along with Colleen Stratton and Dr. Pam Homan, each brought a distinct perspective, industry savvy and a commitment to Sioux Falls to their service on our board. We will miss their counsel and their service to the Development Foundation. We welcome new board members Jeff Fiegen, Fiegen Construction; Steve Kolbeck, Xcel Energy, and Kathy Thorson, Metabank and look forward to working with them.



We are already seeing signs that 2018 will be an excellent year of growth for Sioux Falls. Inquiries have been strong over the past year and several prospects are actively considering our community—especially Foundation Park—as a place to build profits and long-term success for their companies. Several major projects are already under construction and we know that Sioux Falls will experience growth and prosperity in the new year—and we wish you the same for your business during 2018.



Thank you for your support and active participation in our organization during my term as chair of the Foundation board. It has been a pleasure working with my fellow board members and the dedicated Development Foundation staff.



by Steve Statz


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