By Lars Dalseide | January 19 2010 19:51

Danielle Sturgis met up with some folks from Sturgis, South Dakota, at last year's SHOT Show. This year, the Mount Rushmore State will again take center stage.

NRAblog has been invited to a press conference to learn more about what the folks in South Dakota are doing to further the shooting industry. 

The following update comes from the National Shooting Sports Foundation blog:
S.D. governor attends SHOT Show to promote state to industry

South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds is attending the SHOT Show today to meet with industry executives and learn more about companies he would like to see relocate to the firearms-friendly Mount Rushmore State.

“South Dakota is the most business-friendly state in the nation, and the strong work ethic of our citizens makes them excellent employees,” Rounds said. “We are proud to say there is no state income tax in South Dakota, and we also try to make it as easy as possible to start and grow businesses in the state. South Dakota has a growing firearms industry, and we’ll do our best to make others feel welcome.”

Gov. Rounds’ attendance at the SHOT Show underscores the continued importance of the firearms and ammunition industry to the U.S. economy. During a time of great economic unrest, demand for industry products reached unprecedented levels. This sustained growth has fostered strong employment numbers and tax revenue -- benefiting states and communities throughout the country.

Continue reading here.

NRAblog will be sure to bring you the latest from the South Dakota press conference on Thursday.


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