So at first I thought maybe this was another flood story….but no, Chairman Tim Rave is closing the Pierre office and opening one in Sioux Falls, with another in RC.
From a population standpoint…yes it makes sense…however, does this move by Rave and the GOP compound the problem Sioux Falls has with the rest of the state and make it a problems the state GOP?
The timing couldn’t be worse from a PR standpoint….abandoning the capital city as historic flood waters inundate it won’t win much sympathy or support — and probably leave a bad taste.
But it’s a calculated move that will probably pay off in the long run. Operating closer to the numbers — both people and money — will probably pay off….and really how much can a bitter taste cost?
** Even tho the news story doesn’t say this, I’ve received a private email saying that the office in Pierre will remain open….it’s just the headquarters that are moving.