Diversity Statement

The Aberdeen Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes the growing diversity of our population in the Aberdeen area and throughout the State of South Dakota. We join numerous other organizations across the state, in embracing the opportunities this diversity provides for culturally and talent-rich communities in our state.

We recognize that to meet the workforce expectations of today and into the future, legal immigration and refugee placement are important workforce strategies.   We will work with citizens, regional partners, state agencies, and elected officials to engage and include all individuals in our city and state who seek to work side-by-side with us to grow our economy. We will not support initiatives which inappropriately sanction or discriminate against individuals or groups.