Gregory, South Dakota’s 2015 Community of the Year!
Gregory is located at the junction of US Hwy 18 & 47 in the south central part of South Dakota.
Gregory’s community is seeing a business boom. In the last three years, it has averaged the opening of seven businesses annually. Last year alone, six new businesses opened creating 20 local jobs. Gregory also saw a $32,000 boost in sales tax revenue - impressive for a town of only 1,200.
Gregory has also purchased land for future development and has created a workforce-training program to help current businesses.
2014 marked the third year this community offered a welder training program that trains eight new welders a year. More than half of the participants have found jobs locally and remain in the community.
Gregory is also thinking outside of the box when it comes to marketing their community to companies. Using drones, they have captured their town in a way never seen before.