Daktronics created the scoreboard for the Rogers Centre in Toronto (photo: Daktronics)
Headquartered in Brookings, Daktronics is a major manufacturer and seller of large video and messaging displays and scoreboards. Daktronics has sales offices in Edmonton, Toronto, and Montréal and works with a reseller in Vancouver.
Company installations in Canada include scoring and video displays for Montréal’s Bell Centre, Toronto’s Rogers Centre and more.
There is a growing market with provincial, state and local governments for electronic displays in the transportation sector — flight information displays, mass transit platform notifications and over-the-roadway electronic messages.
Through the construction of the Keystone Pipeline System, Calgary-based TransCanada is helping meet North America’s demand for a stable, secure source of energy. The initial 2,147 Keystone Pipeline traveled through South Dakota, connecting Canada’s crude oil fields with refineries and markets in Illinois in summer 2010 and in Oklahoma in 2011.
The proposed Keystone Gulf Coast Expansion (Keystone XL) will expand and extend the system to meet demand of the significant refining market on the U.S. Gulf Coast. With the addition of Keystone XL, the entire Keystone System will be able to supply up to 1.1 million barrels of oil per day into U.S. markets. The Keystone XL route in South Dakota covers an estimated 313 miles crossing portions of nine counties.
Keystone is an enormous economic stimulus project that represents $13 billion in capital investment between 2008 and 2013 and creates thousands of jobs. In the U.S., Keystone Pipeline created jobs for 5,000 construction workers in 2009 and 2,100 construction workers in 2010. In eastern South Dakota, construction of the first portion of the Keystone employed more than 1,000 workers at peak, with crews of up to 500 based in Aberdeen and in Yankton, as well as smaller pump station crews working along the route.
Overall, the capital value of the pipeline in South Dakota is $912 million and first year property tax is estimated to be $10.3 million. More than 5,100 person years of employment are being created during construction on the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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Unless otherwise mentioned, all figures are based on 2011 data in U.S. dollars (US$1.00=C$0.9891). Statistics Canada: tourism, based on combined same-day and overnight travel (5/2012 release); goods & services trade (2/2012 release). World Institute for Strategic Economic Research (WISER): Canada’s export ranking (2/2012 release). U.S. Census Bureau: trade (2/2012 release). Services trade data not available at a sub-national level. Figures may not add up due to rounding. Produced by the Embassy of Canada in Washington, D.C.
South Dakota sells more goods to Canada than to the state’s next two largest foreign markets combined
* Job numbers from trade (2010 data) and Canadian-owned businesses (2009 data) are from a 2012 study commissioned by the Government of Canada