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State Chamber official salutes ‘terrific session’

April 5, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Ever-quick with a one-liner, David Owen summed up South Dakota’s 2012 legislative session with, “The budget was easier.”

Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, delivered his take on the 2012 session during a packed noon meeting of the Mitchell Rotary Club held at the Ramada Inn. Continue Reading

Owen covers topics for ’11 session, including cost-of-government bill

December 10, 2010 in The Daily Republic

What percentage of South Dakota’s gross domestic product is devoted to state government? The South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants to find out.
David Owen, president of the Sioux Falls-based pro-business organization, said a bill will be introduced during the 2011 legislative session in an attempt to determine the answer to that question. The session will begin Jan. 11. Continue Reading