Economic development recognition was handed out this week at the Governorâ€™s Office of Economic Development annual conference.
Ron Kraft of Yankton was given the â€śExcellence in Economic Development Award.â€ť
He says it was a complete surpriseâ€¦
Kraft retired after a number of years heading up economic development for Yankton Area Progressive Growth. He continued to help out as needed by the groupâ€¦
Kraft started his economic development career in 1970â€¦