Sturgis Economic Development Corp. to Receive State Workforce Recruitment Program Funds

News StaffNovember 10, 2021Local
Sturgis Economic Development Corp. to Receive State Workforce Recruitment Program Funds

STURGIS, S.D. – Sturgis Economic Development Corp. is proud to announce the Governor’s Office of Economic Development has awarded the organization a workforce recruitment grant in the amount of $40,000.

“The grant funds will allow us to partner with local businesses to help recruit for open positions. We are excited for this opportunity, and we hope that this program will provide some relief to those businesses seeking employees.” said Amanda Anglin, SEDC Executive Director.

In August, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) announced a workforce recruitment program to inform out-of-state job seekers that South Dakota businesses across the state are hiring.

Communities were invited to apply for funding, which would be distributed based on the partnership commitment, and the quality of jobs available.

The two-part workforce initiative includes an opportunity for both marketing as well as incentives for workforce recruitment in local communities across the state. The digital marketing effort will promote both businesses and communities looking for help. Incentives such as relocation bonuses, signing bonuses, and upskilling are also included.

With both initiatives, GOED will provide Sturgis Economic Development Corp. funds, to be matched by both the economic development organization and local businesses.

A state-wide workforce campaign has already begun, and individual community campaigns anticipate launching in November throughout the states of South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, Montana, California, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Colorado.

About SEDC: SEDC is a private non-profit economic development agency formed in 1973. Its mission is to actively pursue economic development by assisting new or expanding business, industry and housing in Sturgis and the greater Meade County area.