Ports-to-Plains Members introduce their experiences along the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway to large Belle Fourche audience
Armed with their experiences in their own communities along the Theodore Roosevelt Expressway, members of the Ports-to-Plains Alliance provided a large South Dakota audience, hosted by the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce, their efforts in addressing the transportation and community opportunities and difficulties with the energy growth taking place along Highway 85 in North Dakota.
Black Hills Pioneer
February 3, 2012
A meeting on North Dakota's oil boom and how it is going to affect and contribute to the Northern Hills community drew hundreds of people to Belle Fourche Thursday night.
“Our hope is to provide everyone with an idea of what is going on in North Dakota and have a conversation about both the positive and the negative sides of rapid growth,” said Teresa Schanzenbach, director of the Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce and a member of Belle Fourche Economic Development, the primary organizations that hosted the informational meeting. “I'm incredibly impressed with the turnout and it's great to see that we have so many people who are curious about how this all may affect us.” ...
February 3, 2012
North Dakota's oil boom brings with it tremendous wealth and enormous problems — and both are coming to South Dakota, industry experts say.
South Dakota has oil wells in counties such as Butte and Harding. The state isn't poised to compete with North Dakota — which is expected to soon become the second-biggest oil-producing state behind Texas — but experts say that crude-carrying areas should prepare to see some of the same prosperity and problems…