This could be good for Sioux Falls . . . businessmen

“Shut up and go make some croutons!”

This announcement has me on the fence;

Here’s a surprise: Pat Costello, the former Sioux Falls City Council chairman and candidate for mayor has been appointed to Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard’s executive committee. Costello will serve as the commissioner for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

While I liked Pat as a councilman, I felt he waffled a lot. Call it the cynic in me (or just read his mayoral race donor list) and one wonders if this appointment will only be good for Sioux Falls businessmen and not citizens city and statewide as a whole. Don’t believe me?

The governor-elect has a three-part plan to boost economic development in the state. First, he wants to continue efforts to recruit businesses from high-tax, high-regulation states to South Dakota. While other states increase taxes and regulations, Daugaard said South Dakota will continue to be business-friendly.

And Anti-worker.


#1 scott on 12.30.10 at 10:06 am

hopefully pat will be able to bring more “fast casual” types of restaurants and bars to south dakota.

#2 l3wis on 12.30.10 at 7:43 pm

Doubt it. He is too much of a Fuddy Duddy 🙂

Maybe a burger joint that has drunk skanks walking around in bikinis?

#3 Pathloss on 12.31.10 at 10:07 am

Castillo has nationality advantage. With SD wage rates, there will be a maquiladora factories boom. Go from hamburgers straight into tacos.