South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard is recognizing individuals and communities for their achievements and contributions to economic development in the state. At the Governor's Office of Economic Development annual conference, Daugaard recognized Ron Kraft of Yankton, Jim Meyer of Spearfish and the communities of Belle Fourche and Vermillion.
Kraft was honored with the Excellence in Economic Development Award. Meyer, owner of Quarq Technologies, which develops and sells innovative high tech devices for the bicycle industry, was named the 2014 South Dakota Entrepreneur of the Year.
The Governor also recognized Belle Fourche and Vermillion as the small and large Communities of the Year.