City of Sioux Falls Articles

Talent Talks: Hindsight 2020, Innovation and Creative Engagements Fuel Talent Gains

Hindsight 2020: Innovation & Creative Engagements Fuel Talent Gains 


Economic development in 2020 challenged us to think and act differently.  Innovative programming and technology turned lessons and challenges into advantages. Achievements in the business attraction and talent management programming established new records for our team in Sioux Falls, although no one may predict the future entirely.  


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WIN in Workforce Summit 2020

WIN in Workforce Summit 2020 draws record audience with timely content and format.

Attracting, retaining and developing talent is still top of mind for business leaders in the Sioux Falls area despite the disruption of 2020 – and they showed it by showing up in record numbers at the WIN in Workforce Summit.

The annual event, put on by the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, drew more than 1,000 attendees thanks to a hybrid format that allowed virtual and in-person attendance.

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Career Spotlight: Mike Grisby

Executive profile: City’s innovation leader brings ‘smart city’ credentials mixed with military, public safety career

The young mother of three had a new state-of-the-art washer and dryer in her apartment – with stacks of dirty laundry on top of them.

She was using an old fashioned wash board in the bathtub instead when Mike Grigsby – then a police officer in Kansas City – met her after arriving at the home responding to a 911 hang-up call. Curiosity got the best of him.

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WIN in Workforce Summit 2020 - Speakers

Data helps guide next-generation talent management.

Nedra Larson is a frequent face at area career events.

A recruiter for software engineering company Omnitech, she helps guide students to their first experiences with their company. And data helps guide her to which prospects could be the best fit.

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WIN in Workforce Summit 2020 Agenda

WIN in Workforce Summit 2020 Agenda for October 27, 2020


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WIN in Workforce Summit 2020 Speakers

Sanford leader’s work equips next generation with skills, STEM connection for future careers

Amy Baete’s job is as diverse as the students she serves.

From kindergarten through high school seniors, from fitness to STEM skills, her role at Sanford Health bridges them all.

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