NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (KCAU) – South Dakota Senator John Thune attended a round table discussion on the booming economic growth in North Sioux City Thursday.
Senator Thune began the day with a tour of the major expansion currently under construction at the Royal Canin Pet Food facility in North Sioux City. The South Dakota Senator applauded the company for investing roughly $100 million into the new production facility that will bring new jobs to South Dakota.
“It’s just really exciting to see the fun things that are happenings that are good for the economy in North Sioux City. It really benefits the entire region, I tell people whether you live in Iowa, Nebraska or South Dakota, when people are investing here and creating good paying jobs, it lifts the standard of living and the quality of life for people all across the area,” Senator Thune said.
Thune also met with community and business leaders in North Sioux City to learn more about ways the Federal government can help promote more economic growth in the region. Senator Thune said tariffs on aluminum have had a big impact on factories like the specialty dog food producer in North Sioux City.