Black Hills Energy was a co-sponsor for the 11th annual Legislative Summit held at the historic Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum. Following remarks by Governor Pete Ricketts, Sens. Deb Fischer and Ben Sasse, as well as Reps. Jeff Fortenberry, Don Bacon and Adrian Smith provided updates on national security, trade and disaster relief to the approximately 300 attendees.
Each member of the federal delegation received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the U.S. Chamber. The award recognizes members of Congress that support business legislation.
William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, Thursday’s keynote speaker, encouraged the audience to consider how China’s actions regarding trade, intellectual property and national security threaten the United States.