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The past year progressed with a flurry of planning, new programs and activities designed to enhance the vitality of downtown. Our Business Recruitment & Retention Committee began the year with the launch of a Retail Incubator Program designed to attract and support new retail concepts. To date, over 30 interested entrepreneurs have inquired about the program, 10 applications have been received and two applications have been approved; 605 Running Company and A League of Your Own are the first two business to take advantage of this program and have been a welcome addition to the downtown retail environment. Requests for more information about this innovative program have been submitted from communities as far west as Oregon and as far east as Virginia. This program has helped enhance the mix of goods and services offered and drive customer visitation to our commercial district. Working alongside the City of Sioux Falls, downtown stakeholders and community members, each and every DTSF Board and Staff member participated in a least one of the many opportunities provided to assist in creating a vision for the future of downtown through the 2025 Downtown Planning process. We are confident that our need to be forward-thinking in regard to coordination, as a means to bring jobs and future investment to downtown, is on the right track. I would like to recognize and thank the advisory committee, the 100 individual volunteers that participated in the citizen work groups, and the 1,763 people who responded to our surveys. Together, we will reach our collective vision of a downtown that is one of the most livable, prosperous and vital business districts of any midwest American city. I would also like to thank our many past and present board members for their countless hours of donated service. Our members and volunteers are the backbone of our programs; they deserve special thanks for their extraordinary efforts. Thanks also goes out to the City of Sioux Falls, community partners and our visionary sponsors for their support and assistance they have provided, which has made our efforts to revitalize the core of our city a success. In closing, a debt of gratitude goes out to Jason and the DTSF staff; I have had the opportunity to work closely with them over the last year and can attest to their dedication to the current and future success of downtown Sioux Falls. On behalf of our grateful downtown community, please accept my thanks for your continued support. Sincerely, Dave Kroll 2014 Board Chair


Dave Kroll, First Dakota National Bank


Laurie Knutson, EmBe


John Henkhaus, Everist Company


James Krueger, Click Rain


Paula Brown, CorTrust Bank DeAnn Echols, The Great Outdoor Store Julie Grossman, Montgomery’s Furniture Mary Dally, Thurman, Comes, Foley, & Co. Steve Jervik, Minervas Nancy Savage, Child’s Play Toys Larry Toll, Washington Pavilion Caroline Peterson, Plum’s Cooking Co. Erica Beck, Lloyd Companies Tiffany Miller, Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz, & Smith

Our consistent marketing and communication efforts continue to improve public awareness about downtown, promote and support our members and tell the existing story of the downtown revitalization efforts. We also bring our members together to address the challenges facing our downtown district and provide a platform for stakeholder input and participation.

This year, downtown Sioux Falls signature events attracted

74,276 visitors to downtown for an estimated *economic impact of $1,602,133. ✷ Animals on the Amphitheater

✷ Book Walk ✷ Books & Bikes ✷ First Fridays ✷ Winter Crazy Days ✷ Art & Wine Walk ✷ Restaurant Week ✷ Rhythm on the River ✷ Ladies Ultimate Sample


✷ Downtown Loft Tour ✷ Moonlight Movies

✷ Downtown Block Parties on the East Bank

✷ Street Musicians ✷ Horse & Carriage Rides ✷ DTSF Neighborhood Mixers

✷ Hot Summer Nites ✷ Summer Crazy Days ✷ Downtown Riverfest ✷ Parade of Lights ✷ Downtown Holidays ✷ Downtown Gives Holiday


*Sioux Falls Arts Council Study Measuring Economic Impact of Local Arts Industry

Notable New Businesses:

✷ 605 Running Company

✷ A League of Your Own ✷ AT Vitality ✷ DocuTAP

✷ ETC Woodworks ✷ Exposure Gallery &

Studios ✷ Falls Real Estate ✷ Fia Rose Boutique ✷ Fiero Pizza ✷ Half Baked ✷ Jeff Sampson Photography ✷ Laura McElroy Beauty

✷ LOT 2029 ✷ Minuteman Press ✷ Passenger

✷ Prairie Berry East Bank ✷ Regus ✷ Stone Group Architects ✷ Sunflower Photography ✷ Tan On Demand ✷ The Market

✷ The Event Company ✷ Total Drag

✷ Unglued: Holiday Market

✷ Uptown Events

Sioux Falls

✷ The Good Shepherd Center ✷ Bishop Dudley Center ✷ SculptureWalk Board of Directors ✷ First Book – Sioux Falls ✷ Live Well Sioux Falls ✷ Downtown Fargo ✷ City of Fargo ✷ Chamber of Commerce ✷ Young Professionals Network ✷ Bush Foundation ✷ Young Non-Profit Professionals

Network – Twin Cities ✷ Sioux Falls Up & Coming ✷ Junior Achievement ✷ Sioux Falls State Theater ✷ Sioux Falls Convention & Visitors Bureau ✷ Denny Sanford PREMIER Center ✷ Business Improvement District Board of Directors ✷ South Dakota Business Finance ✷ Big Brothers Big Sisters ✷ Helpline! Center ✷ Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women ✷ Sioux Falls Arts Council ✷ Parking Advisory Board ✷ City of Sioux Falls ✷ Homeless Advisory Board ✷ Siouxland Libraries

✷ City of Sioux Falls Police

Department ✷ Great Plains Zoo ✷ International Downtown Association Board of Directors ✷ Lutheran Social Services ✷ Washington Pavilion ✷ Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater ✷ Sioux Empire Community Theatre ✷ Cinema Falls ✷ AARP South Dakota ✷ Sioux Falls Leading Green ✷ Pettigrew Heights Neighborhood ✷ 10th & Western Neighborhood ✷ Ellis & Eastern Railroad ✷ All Saints Neighborhood ✷ City of Lead-Deadwood ✷ Downtown Aberdeen ✷ Downtown Rapid City ✷ Hill City ✷ City of Belle Fouche ✷ Mitchell Main Street & Beyond ✷ City of Vermillion ✷ Downtown Huron ✷ Downtown Yankton ✷ Historic Pierre Street Association ✷ Downtown Brookings ✷ Kilian Community College

Partnered with private sector to keep Downtown Trolley Service operating for 13 weeks with 14,925 riders

Our Mission Downtown Sioux Falls, Inc. is a non-profit corporation committed to continually upgrading and enhancing the vitality of downtown by providing excitement, activity and a positive image within the community through economic development, public relations, promotions and design.

Our Vision Downtown is the heart of our city and belongs to residents and visitors alike. Our goal is to make downtown a place for anyone and everyone to work, live, shop, eat, visit, enjoy and experience the arts, culture and other festivals in a manner that is family friendly and environmentally sensitive.

Old New Now 2014  

DTSF 2014 Annual Report

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