South Dakota is upping its international trade game
South Dakota Trade launched to reestablish state's footing in foreign markets
South Dakota trails much of the country in the exportation of goods out of the United States.
But state officials and economic boosters are optimistic that will soon change with the creation of a new trade office aimed at reestablishing South Dakota’s standing in international markets after more than a decade of mostly flat-lined activity abroad.
South Dakota Trade, a newly-formed 501c(6) non-profit association, opened its doors this week in conjunction with the 2023 Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Annual Conference, which kicks off Monday night in Sioux Falls.
South Dakota Trade will be headed by President and CEO Luke Lindberg, the former chief of staff and chief strategy officer at the Export-Import Bank of the United States.
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