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31 May 2019


May brought to us rain, snow and more rain. But we still stayed busy.

Energizing Conference.

Executive director, President, and Board members of WEDC attended the Energizing Conference 2019 in Lemmon, SD, organized by the SDSU Extension. The high school board members, Andrew Law and Mercede Hess lead one of the sessions. They talked about importance of youth engagement and about serving on Economic Development Board.

conference presenters

conference presentation

Graduation. Class of 2019


“Hey! I am Mercede Hess and I just graduated at Wall High School. I plan to attend the University of Minnesota in Morris in the fall to major in Biology (Pre-Medicine). However, while in high school, there were many extra curricular activities that I participated in that helped me decide on this career field that suits me. These included Basketball, Volleyball, Track and Field, FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America), NHS (National Honors Society), Drama, Oral Interpretation, Band, and finally, Choir. Besides participating in school activities I have also been very active in the community. I am currently serving my final year on the Wall Economic Development Committee as a High School Representative. The experience that I have gained on this board has been truly amazing. I have learned to be an inspiring role model to not only people in my community but also to other communities by getting youth representation on boards across the state of South Dakota. I wanted to be a member of this board because I wanted a say in my community and I was definitely given this chance. I want to thank my WEDC for all of the laughs and late night meetings throughout the years. You are an incredible group of individuals that have stepped up to greatly impact the community of Wall. I cannot wait to see what you will achieve next!”

Mercede Hess is outgoing high school Board Member of Economic Development Corporation graduated on May 18th. WEDC would like to express thanks for all the time she took to participate on ED Board and for all of her effort. This year Wall Economic Development Corporation would like to congratulate Mercede on all of her accomplishments and award her with the scholarship in the amount of $ 500.

scholarship winner

Housing Gathering

Wall hosted the Dakota Resources 2 day housing training event. The topic of the training was workforce housing. People from different parts of state attended this training. But what made the event very special was all the interaction between participants.

housing conference

conference presentation

Jackalope Corner

 Wall Economic Development and Wall Badlands Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of the Jackalope Corner took place on May 31st, 2019. WEDC would like to congratulate Anita and Harley Kirwan on recently purchasing the Jackalope Corner on the 531 Main Street. It is a gift shop, where you can find t-shirts, hoodies and souvenirs that represent the region.

jackalope's corner sign

shop ribbon cutting

shop opening

Get ready for the summer!

street dance flyer

liliya stoneSincerely, Liliya Stone

Executive Director

Wall Economic Development Corporation

605-279-2658 (work)


PO Box 314

Wall, SD 57790

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