Marty Jackley campaigning in the Hills this past weekend

From Newscenter1 in Rapid City, Attorney General Marty Jackley made a stop to tout economic development in his campaign for Governor:

Speaking on job creation in Rapid City for young college graduates, he stressed how important it was to keep young people in the state. Jackley suggested utilizing the Sanford Lab, and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s proposed small business incubator to create high-paying jobs.

Job creation, he said, can only come from businesses and government working together.

“Business and public partnerships – it’s something that the business community wants to be a part of,” Jackley said.

Read the entire story here.

33 Replies to “Marty Jackley campaigning in the Hills this past weekend”

  1. Anonymous

    Of course much of the business community wants “partnerships” with government. Such “partnerships” offer many benefits to large businesses and encourage high-risk pursuit of private profit. Then when the businesses blunder and suffer losses, government bails them out with our tax dollars and spreads the harmful consequences to the rest of society.

    1. Anonymous

      GOED needs to be reformed. It’s the same cronies getting the money.

      Valley Queen Cheese is an amazing SD company and yet our state is bringing in competition in Bel Brands in Brookings.

      What is wrong with working with the companies that are already here?

      The futures fund must also be completely reformed with legislative oversight or done away with.

      Marty is a straight shooter.

  2. Anonymous

    1. Vote No On Everything mentality.
    2. No jobs due to the Republican refusal to “spend money to make money”.
    3. Republican’s fear of new things is opposite of young people’s paradigm.
    4. Discrimination of minority groups, religious groups and LGBT.
    5. Statewide guilt over being a recipient of Washington money while refusing to raise enough taxes to pay the state’s bills.
    6-20. etc ……

      1. Anonymous

        Such as any changes. What’s new and long lasting in South Dakota that didn’t come from the federal government?

      1. Anonymous

        Come on? Sure. I’ll summarize. South Dakota is a negativity state. Y’all spend more time criticizing a new idea than you spend making it work. That turns off business expansion.

  3. Troy Jones

    Anonymous 4:12,

    1) If you think that guidance counselor is credible, I hope you left the state.

    2) I hear that all the time yet nobody can give me a single statistic which shows a brain drain. Yes, we have people in some fields who leave and we have people in other fields who come here. If you want to be a marine biologist, limited opportunity. Conversely, we have a disproportionate number of companies in Sioux Falls who demand high skilled employees finance (banking, credit card, trusts, surety bonds) and health care.

    3) I wonder why in 2011-12, South Dakota was the 10th highest state in the nation for net migration. I wonder why in 2012-13 South Dakota was the 6th highest state in net migration. I wonder why in 2013-2014 South dakota was the 19th highest in net migration. I wonder why in 2014-2015 South Dakota was 21st. I wonder why in 2015-2016 South Dakota was 14th.

    So, in the last 5 years, except for North Dakota, South Dakota crushed all of our neighboring states in this category and is one of the few northern states to be positive every year.

    Bottom line, it feeds your narrative to assert net-net we have a brain drain and people are leaving the state. However, your narrative is false and isn’t grounded in any facts.

  4. Anonymous

    My assertions are correct. 50% of my grad class live in MN, about 20% remain and I’ll bet yours is similar. Machts nichts. It’s your lack of growth not ours. You attract a lot of seniors but the new tax reform will kill that.

  5. Charlie Hoffman

    From the sidelines watching economic activity happen in real time proven by just driving into my home town and being only a very small player in our growth here in Eureka I am LMAO at the Swamp style negative comments just made against what Jones just mentioned. Anyone care to guess what the Number One reason a college graduate decides to move back Home to start a Business?
    Because a respected community leader or trusted friend asked them to think about coming BACK.
    In Ag country farmers and ranchers kids make up the largest block of returnees but along with that come grocers and pharmacists and mechanics and bankers and attorneys and salespersons and law enforcement personal.
    South Dakota’s future is guaranteed in Agriculture and Jackley coming from West River ranch country gets it. T Jones just extrapolates the underlying facts proving why the negative narrative of the liberal persuasion loses here always.

    1. KM

      Well said, Charlie. Another reason people return is because of family. I’ve reconnected with high school mates who’ve started families and want to raise their kids closer to parents and siblings.

      T Jones is hard to beat. However, it’s futile to discredit data and facts which he often and easily incorporates in his comments. At times discussion is worthwhile, often it’s stopped after he has challenged an opinion. Sometimes I’ve thought of attempting a debate w/him just for fun and to sharpen my mad, ninja skills;)

  6. Troy Jones


    You are exactly right about family.

    1). Unless a couple are high school sweethearts, it at least half don’t live in their hometown.

    2). If you go away for college, vo tech school, or military, you are likely to marry someone not from home. See #1.

    3). Sometimes there is good reason not to live near family.

    Not one of the above reflects on ones hometown or home state yet they are the biggest factor in where one lives.

    Then get to jobs. In this world of double incomes and dual careers, the smaller the town the less likely there are adequate opportunity for both without compromise. If I had married a marine biologist, living here wouldn’t be an option. My wife’s career goal doesn’t reflect on my hometown or home state.

    Or lifestyle. An person who desires the calmness, safety, and pace of rural life is happy here. A person who desires the pace, bustle, and occasional anonymity of the city might not like Sioux Falls or even Omaha. Different is good. Whether it be New York City or Gettysburg, neither can be all things to all people. Both are who they are and neither is better than the worse.

    Yes a person in Gettysburg should think it is the best because it is where they are living their only life. Same with a person from New York. Again different is good.

    Final comment, despising where you come from is a form of self-loathing or an indication of something traumatic. I am sorry such is the situation of the person intent on running down where they come from.

    1. Anonymous

      I can’t read you, Jones. You talk too much and say too little. Must be that Pierre education. Say it again in four sentences and I’ll try to get through it, boring guy.

  7. Anonymous

    Men live where their wife or girlfriend tell them to live and it’s only South Dakota if the female wants to be near their mom.

  8. Troy Jones

    I guess that wasn’t my final comment. Driving to the office made me think of something else.

    No place is perfect. However, the things I would change and the person running down South Dakota would be different. If we both lived in Massachusetts, we’d still both have our lists which again would be different.

    Yet because of family, we could be neighbors with one desiring more change than the other. In neither case would either be happy if one was angry and running down where they lived. Making the best of one’s lot is a virtue.

    1. Ike

      I love South Dakota. Moved here from Minnesota back in the 80’s. Would NEVER leave. It’s tough being a liberal here, but quality of life, my neighbors, my community, my customers… all great. We rarely agree on politics, but 99% of my life isn’t political. Keep your damn sky scrapers. I just want the sky, thank you.

    2. Anne Beal

      Currently visiting Massachusetts: the traffic is AWFUL. Gridlock on the Interstates. Drivers using the shoulders to pass on the right.
      Real estate prices through the roof. Cost of living and taxation beyond belief. Residents are so crazy they think government is going to fix everything.

  9. KM

    Here! Here! A guest column is in the works I hope?

    I left SoDak and enjoyed the places I settled in at, but they were nothing like home. After I snatched me up a Montana man, I convinced him this was a great place to live and raise our family. Dorothy said it best, “There’s no place like home.”

    It’s refreshing and reassuring to know there are people like you and others that love this state too. And we continue to fight the good fight for future generations. It’s unfortunate and sad that Liberals are being manipulated into thinking that having a legacy is not worthy of their time, children are a burden and diversity of color is much more important than diversity of thought. Maybe that’s why their so angry, their starting to realize they’ve been duped.

  10. Troy Jones

    Anonymous 5:54:

    Thank you stating the obvious that my arguments aren’t short and simple. But, I consider it a compliment because often the thrust of my argument is avoided by resorting to a personal attack. Your personal consistency in this regard is quite a compliment.

    BTW, I’m very proud of and grateful for my education at Gettysburg Grade School, Pierre Jr. High, T.F. Riggs in Pierre, Augustana & GWU. The teachers and professors (most of whom I can still recite by name and class, especially prior to college) all stimulated my mind, expanded my ability to think, and in the end made me a better person than I might have otherwise become. In the areas I am weak, it is not because of a lack of effort on their part.

  11. Troy Jones


    I agree. If I had the same connections in Massachusetts I do here, I would love Massachusetts even though I despise their politics.

    There is an internal unbalance when someone places policies differences to such it discolors their view of where and the people they live with and around.

    1. Anne Beal

      Troy, I have lots of connections in Massachusetts which is why I am here this week.
      It’s awful. You can’t imagine the traffic.
      The residents are insane.


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