Schwan: A workforce development wish list

Mary Medema (Emily Spartz Weerheim/Argus Leader)
Mary Medema (Emily Spartz Weerheim/Argus Leader)

Call this my $15 million wish list.

That’s how much the latest five-year Forward Sioux Falls economic development campaign has raised in pledges, mostly from the business community.

The focus of the campaign is, to quote co-chair Mark Shlanta, “workforce, workforce and more development land” — a reflection of priorities given to the organization by its corporate supporters.

This five-year campaign includes 2.5 times more money dedicated to workforce development, the campaign’s leaders said when recently announcing they had reached their funding goal.

Click here to read more of my Sunday business column including a Q&A with retiring workforce development director Mary Medema.

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