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Webster Area Development Corporation invests in youth

Instill optimism. Connect them with careers of interest. Empower them to be citizens, not just occupants. These were concepts covered during a recent webinar about how to get high school students to invest in their hometown, all concepts which the Webster Area Development Corporation is looking to introduce to the area. Read More »

Day County may see first population rise in 90 years

Day County is no stranger to the epidemic sweeping through the Midwest, known as Rural Flight. The county has consistently lost population for the past 90 years. But according to a 2011 estimate, the area is looking at its first increase in population since 1920. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 population estimates Webster and Day County have increased half a percent since the 2010 national census. Read More »

Day County sees dip in tourism despite statewide increase

“In 2012, our vibrant visitor sector once again proved that it is a job-creating, revenue-generating industry,” Gov. Dennis Daugaard said. “Tourism produced $291 million in state and local tax revenues last year and eased the tax burden on South Dakotans to the tune of $878 per household.” In Day County, tourism was a $23,602,300 industry last year which represents 4.9 percent of county sales and .6 percent of state tourism sales. That figure is down .1 percent from 2011 when $23,631,000 was reported. Read More »

Thirty new jobs coming to Webster, a side effect of strong ag economy

Webster Area Development Corporation was notified that 30 new positions are being created in the community. Dakota Tube, headquartered in Watertown, is hiring full-time general production labor for both first and second shifts. “Dakota Tube is at record-breaking levels, and the future looks solid straight through 2012 and well into 2013,” said Jack Steinbauer, owner. “These next couple of years ... Read More »

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