Chamber and USF celebrate 110 years of community partnership
This year the University of Sioux Falls celebrates 110 years as a member of the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce. Since officially joining the Chamber on June 1, 1907, the University has remained committed to prioritizing community partnerships, especially in the city that is proudly reflected in the University’s name.
“USF has been not only a great charter Chamber member, but even more importantly, an excellent asset to the Sioux Falls Area business community as a whole,” said Mike Lynch, Director of Investor Relations for Forward Sioux Falls. “Through its contributions to the city’s workforce, as well as the outstanding education USF provides to its students, this institution has played a vital role to augment the workforce dynamic throughout the Sioux Falls area.”
Fostering community relationships, like the long-standing century old friendship with the Chamber, is central to the mission of the University.
USF has an impressive 98 percent placement rate within six months of graduation, and Sioux Falls, a powerful economic hub within the state and region, continues to have high demand for workers in many fields. The city’s remarkably low unemployment rate of 2.5 percent means that as USF equips students with the skills to succeed in a thriving workforce community, that more job opportunities are available when they graduate.