Posted on 05-25-2016
Brady Mallory with Keloland News talked with Steve Van Buskirk, our Director of Land Development, yesterday on the growth of Sioux Falls. In Steve's words, "the growth is astounding" and helps fuel developments, such as our Lake Lorraine project. He noted that it gets easier every year to market Sioux Falls to national retailers.
And, we're not the only ones recognizing the success, quality of life, and growth of Sioux Falls. The city continues to make top lists released from places such as WalletHub and Forbes for things such as Best Place to Start a Career, Best Cities to Retire, Best Places for Children and the list goes on. Our track record through the recession years is also impressive when unemployment rates stayed lower and real estate sustained values higher than other places in the U.S.. All these items prove Sioux Falls to be a valuable place for retailers.
With growth comes the importance of proper planning for infrastructure to ensure there is sufficient accommodations for developments. There is a lot of behind the scenes work on items the public may not realize such as planning for adequate drainage, traffic flow, or parking accessibility. Working through these challenges and leveraging our development experience is crucial to the continued success of not only our projects but also for the City of Sioux Falls.
To view the full Kelo video, click here.