While many states remain on strict lockdown, Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem wrote Friday that “South Dakota is open for business.”
In a 4-part tweet thread, Noem wrote:
My administration is very grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the additional flexibility that the “Lost Wages Assistance” would have provided, but South Dakota is in the fortunate position of not needing to accept it. Here’s why (THREAD):
South Dakota’s economy, having never been shut down, has recovered nearly 80% of our job losses.
We’re the only state in the nation that didn’t have extended unemployment benefits kick in because our insured unemployment rate has been the lowest in the nation. (2/)
South Dakota has the 3rd best housing construction market in the country. And many businesses are looking to relocate to SD because of the decisions we made during the pandemic.
South Dakota is open for business. That applies to our business owners AND their employees. (3/)
Despite significant disfunction in Congress, @realDonaldTrump continues to problem solve and provide great leadership during our #COVID19 recovery effort. (4/4)
Last week, Noem volunteered her state for hosting a Presidential Debate, declaring “South Dakota is open for a presidential #debate.”
Noem added “Debates are a critical part of the election process. The American people deserve the opportunity to contrast the candidates’ positions and intellect in an unscripted setting.”