Alexis Terwilliger, Special Projects Coordinator/Executive Assistant to Commissioner Westra
Q: How many years have you been with GOED?
A: I just started with GOED in May, 2019.
Q: What is the most surprising thing you've learned about economic development?
A:One that that has surprised me about economic development is how important relationships are. How hard we work at our relationships professionally and personally, creates a ripple effect for growth to occur.
Q: If you could sum up GOED's purpose in 10ish words, what would that be?
A: GOED's purpose is to help businesses start, grow, or move to the state of South Dakota.
Q: What is the best university in South Dakota and why?
A: As an alumni and former student athlete, the answer is easy: The University of South Dakota. Every day is a great day to be a Yote!
Q: How do you and your family like to spend time together?
A: My family loves sports of all kinds. Competitive could have been my middle name! I spend a lot of my time cheering, coaching, and supporting my kids in their different activities.
Q: What are your favorite snacks?
A: Almonds, especially surrounded by Hershey's chocolate.