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Noem to Transform Governor's Hunt into 'Industry Showcase for Nation'
South Dakota Ag Connection - 06/12/2019

Governor Kristi Noem announced that the 2020 Governor's Hunt and Sportsmen's Showcase will be based out of the Sioux Falls Convention Center.

"Over the years, the Governor's Hunt has brought thousands of business leaders to our state to experience both our pheasant habitat and our business habitat," said Noem. "By easing accessibility and expanding opportunity at this event, we'll be able to introduce more people to everything South Dakota has to offer. We're transforming this annual summit into an industry showcase for the nation."

"The Governor's Hunt has always been about celebrating not only one of South Dakota's most cherished fall past times, but the strong support for business and economic growth that we foster among industry leaders, employees, and entrepreneurs," said Steve Westra, commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic Development. "By repositioning this headline event to Sioux Falls, we will be able to attract more business prospects and vendors who may only have limited time to visit our great state. This is a win-win for the people of South Dakota and the businesses and industries looking to make our state their next home."

Major events at the 2020 Governor's Hunt and Sportsmen's Showcase will include a public sportsman industry vendor fair with booths from South Dakota hunting, fishing, firearms, and other sportsmen-related industries from around the country; a banquet for state leaders and business prospects; a public concert at the Premier Center; and world-class pheasant hunting in southeastern South Dakota.

"I am deeply grateful to the landowners, community leaders, and business owners in and around Pierre who have built the foundation of success for the Governor's Hunt. Thank you for your commitment to the tradition of this event over the years," concluded Noem.

The 2019 Governor's Hunt will be based out of Pierre.

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