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How South Dakota is Keeping Its Manufacturing Talent at Home

March 13, 2019 / Adrienne Selko

Shon Anderson wants to reverse the trend of Rapid City, South Dakota, graduates leaving the state to gain work experience.
This was the path that Anderson took before he became the CEO of B9Creations. The company, started by former Ellsworth Air Force Base B-1B bomber pilot Mike Joyce in 2011, manufactures 3D printers that serve markets including manufacturing, jewelry, research, and medical devices. According to Anderson, they have the world’s only 3D printer that meets medical device standards.
My passion is to develop people to enable them to reach their highest potential, says Anderson. I want to see this area continue to develop an economy that provides opportunities in advanced manufacturing.