Value-added ag representative joins South Dakota economic development team

PIERRE, S.D. – Scott Larsen, a native of Viborg, has joined the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as a Business Development Representative.

Larsen will specialize in Ag Business Development. Larsen recently graduated from the University of South Dakota with his Master of Business Administration. He received his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University with degrees in Agriculture Business and Animal Science.

“Scott will be an instrumental part of our Business Development team. Larsen will work to create jobs in South Dakota by working with businesses that are ag-related or add value to ag products,” according to Kim Olson, director, Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “He brings a nice mix of skills to this job,” she said.

Larsen will be based out of Pierre and be the regional representative for businesses in the central part of the state in addition to his recruitment duties.

Larsen can be reached at (605) 773-3301 or by e-mailing scott.larsen@state.sd.us.

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