Connecting off court: Workforce programs draw students during Summit League games

In between cheering on their teams at the recent Summit League Basketball Championships, college students from every school in the tournament connected with work opportunities in Sioux Falls.

Here’s an inside look at how the Sioux Falls Development Foundation connected with them off the court.

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Denise Guzzetta
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Denise Guzzetta

Vice President of Talent & Workforce Development

SFDF Tailgate at the Summit 2022

In celebration of the 2022 Summit League Basketball Tournaments, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation took the opportunity to connect with college students from around the upper Midwest as they cheered on their schools. The “Tailgate at the Summit” event reached hundreds of these students with the message that Sioux Falls is a great place to live, work, and grow. Watch this video to see a recap of the event!


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Forward Sioux Falls is a unique, innovative program designed to grow and improve the Sioux Falls region. Created through a joint venture between the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce and the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, we work to outline strategic initiatives to grow jobs, businesses and quality of life.