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January 27, 2020

January 27, 2020
For Immediate Release

Governor’s Giant Vision Competition Applications Due in February
South Dakota residents who have a new business idea are reminded to enter the Governor’s Giant Vision Business Competition for a chance to win up to $20,000 to launch their idea. 
If you’re a South Dakota college/university/technical school student, enter the Giant Vision Student Competition and compete for a top prize of $5,000.
Complete details are on the website and entrants will submit their business plan through the website.  The competition is open to all South Dakotans with new ideas that they believe would benefit from the review and analysis process of the competition, while vying for funds to assist their start up.  The focus of this program is on the business plan or business model and potential for job creation.  It is not limited to technology entries.

In addition to cash awards, the competition will bring people with new business ideas together with judges and other invited guests who have business development experience and those who have the capacity to make venture capital investments.
Application deadlines are February 14 for the Business Competition and February 21 for the Student Business Competition.  The final event competition will be held Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Rushmore Holiday Inn, Rapid City, in conjunction with the annual GOED Conference.
The Governor’s Giant Vision event is hosted by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry and sponsored by the following:  Governor Kristi Noem, Black Hills Energy, Christiansen Land & Cattle Ltd., Dacotah Bank, First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard, MidAmerican Energy, Toshiba America, Valley Queen Cheese Factory, Wheeler Manufacturing, and Xcel Energy.  The Student Competition sponsors are Governor Kristi Noem, Citibank, N.A. of Sioux Falls, and South Dakota EPSCoR.
South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PO Box 190
Pierre, SD  57501


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