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VIDEO: The Internet Association and Sen. John Thune Highlight Sioux Falls Internet Success Stories

Beckerman: “From Internet startups to pastry shops, the Internet has transformed the way Main Street America does business…”


Washington, D.C. — The Internet Association recently stopped by Sioux Falls, South Dakota with Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly to meet local business owners who rely on the Internet for their businesses to operate and thrive.

During their visits along South Phillips Avenue in downtown Sioux Falls, three businesses opened their doors to explain how the Internet enables their businesses to operate in Sioux Falls and reach customers across the country. The crawl included stops at Blend Interactive, Chelsea’s Boutique, and CH Patisserie.

“The Internet is a great way for South Dakota businesses to grow, expand, and create jobs,” said Sen. John Thune. “The Internet Association’s visit to Sioux Falls highlights how small businesses rely on the Internet to expand their reach in ways that would not have been possible just a few years ago. This digital trade drives economic growth and innovation throughout the U.S. economy, and provides small businesses the opportunity to compete globally.”

“From Internet startups to pastry shops, the Internet has transformed the way Main Street America does business,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of The Internet Association. “The Internet drives innovation and allows brick and mortar businesses to expand their reach and create jobs in every state and town.”


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