South Dakota WINS when our population grows by welcoming new faces and encouraging the return of those who have left our state.

As our state economy flourishes, our birth rate alone will not provide enough workers to fill all our jobs. We must look for innovative ways to recruit new South Dakotans to fill these positions. Our reinvigorated Dakota Roots program will invite our out-of-state friends and family members back to South Dakota. We will proactively forge an unprecedented new partnership to recruit new South Dakotans to our state in order to fill chronically vacant positions in our workplaces and communities. Finally, we will assist communities in conducting housing surveys that enable them to develop and market housing options and investment opportunities in their own communities.