Tru Shrimp to build in Madison; $30 million impact expected

HEARTLAND CEO Russell Olson (left) and outgoing South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard laugh at a joke which was made on Friday morning as the construction of Madison Bay Harbor was announced. The architectural rendering shows the facility which is expected to produce 8 million pounds of shrimp annually.

Spirits were high in the board room at Heartland Consumers Power District on Friday morning when tru Shrimp announced plans to build its first commercial shrimp harbor in Madison.

The facility is expected to employ 60, produce 8 million pounds of shrimp annually, and have a $30 million impact on a five-county area.