What do we mean by Sioux Empire?
We’ve been asked a number of times, what do you mean by “Sioux Empire” in your company name Sioux Empire Safety Village? In answering that I decided to look at the activity from last summer and this fall for clarification. During June – October the driving simulators were in Vermillion, Madison, Estelline, Salem, Flandreau and Sheldon, IA, plus a number of venues in Sioux Falls. During the Sioux Empire Fair in August we have a record of people from Aberdeen, Baltic, Beresford, Big Stone City, Brandon, Brookings, Canton, Colman, Egan, Parkston, Stanley County, Cedar Falls, IA; Cherokee, IA; Rock Valley, IA; Waverly, IA; Pipestone, MN; Worthington, MN; Wisner, NB; and Laredo, TX. As we look at our service region it seems to include primarily a 100 mile radius of Sioux Falls including parts of Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska.
BUT there is a second layer of our outreach which needs to be mentioned. In the month of October people from the Philippines, Canada, Brazil, Australia, India, Russia, Ireland, China, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Pakistan, Norway and United Arab Emirates spent time on our webpages.
Within the United States, people from 32 states literally from coast to coast viewed information on our webpage. Recently contacts from Bloomington, MN and Lincoln, NE ordered videos and or booklets from our products page.
Yes, most of our programs and projects take place within 100 miles of Sioux Falls. And yes, we would love to partner with people in this area for programs and projects that will reduce unintentional injury and death. If you or your organization is looking for collaborative partners in injury prevention or if you have been affected by the projects and programs of Sioux Empire Safety Village and would like to “pay-forward” so that others can be helped please contact us.
If you are from outside our normal service area that doesn’t mean that we aren’t interested in working with you. If you have an idea or a need, let us know.
Dave Renli, Executive Director
Sioux Empire Safety Village.