“We have quite a few communities on board, with commitments so far totaling around $130,000,”
The coalition, which includes representatives from Watertown to Elk Point, hopes to raise $200,000 for its study.
One I-29 community that has committed financial support is Madison, which has pledged $25,000 from the city and the local economic development corporation,
He also is asking the state of South Dakota to contribute $50,000 toward the study.
I do think the study is a worthy cause, but I wonder why it can’t be done by city and state employees or contracted through both of our universites that already get state money. It seems we are quick to hire outsiders all the time.
Fire up the government burn barrel.