SD Gov. Recognizes Home Building For Creating Jobs
by Associated Press
April 13, 2013 9:43 AM
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says home construction is a significant source of employment, so he's designated April as New Homes month in the state.
In a proclamation, Daugaard says every new home supports at least three full-time jobs.
The governor says every 1,000 new homes generate an average of $117 million in income for South Dakota residents and $15.2 million in tax revenue to support schools and local communities.
Daugaard also says home construction supports jobs in a variety of industries, including timber production, manufacturing and retailing.