Welcome to South Dakota

Meet Governor Dennis Daugaard
As Governor of South Dakota, I have made Economic Development a top priority. As you start to research various locations for your company to start in, expand in, or grow in, you will see that South Dakota’s advantages are plentiful.
Please explore my site, and contact us if any questions should arise. My economic development staff is knowledgeable, trained, and eager to assist.


Ready to Work News

Friday, November 14, 2014 10:23 AM
CDBG Awards for November 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:04 PM
Interbake Foods LLC Approved For Reinvestment Payment Program
Interbake Foods LLC, a manufacturer of cookies and crackers with a facility based in North Sioux City, S.D., was approved... Read More
Thursday, October 09, 2014 10:07 AM
GOED, Communities To Promote South Dakota At MD&M Expo
For the seventh consecutive year, the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development is partnering with communities in an effort to grow South Dakota’s bioscience sector... Read More
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:30 AM
FEATURE STORY: Mitchell Manufacturer Hopes to Debunk Manufacturing Stereotype
As a kid growing up in the small town of Canby, Minn., Dustin had no intention to go into the manufacturing... Read More
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:30 AM
FEATURE STORY: Manufacturing Association Spearheading SD Manufacturing Week
Manufacturing has a strong presence in South Dakota, and in Mitchell, S.D., it’s fair to say... Read More
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:29 AM
FEATURE STORY: Madison CTE Program Pushes Manufacturing Industry
It’s no secret that South Dakota’s manufacturing sector continues to grow... Read More
Friday, October 03, 2014 10:53 AM
FEATURE STORY: Brookings Manufacturer Says State's Buiness Climate, Financing Programs to Thank
Friday, October 03, 2014 11:23 AM
Big Day In Manufacturing For Brookings
Four events were held in the Brookings community on Friday, Oct. 3, which highlighted the growth of its business and research community.... Read More
Friday, September 26, 2014 1:50 PM
Counterpart Celebrates Grand Opening of Addition
Counterpart, Inc. is excited to announce the grand opening celebration of the 30,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing plant... Read More
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 5:19 PM
City of Yankton Approved for LIIP Grant
The Board of Economic Development approved the city of Yankton last week for a $500,000 Local Infrastructure Improvement Grant. Read More
Friday, September 12, 2014 9:53 AM
Sapa Approved for SD Jobs Grant, Adding 50 Jobs
Sapa Extrusions, Inc., a part of the Norway-based Sapa Group and a world leader in aluminum solutions, has been approved for... Read More
Thursday, September 11, 2014 6:11 PM
Gov. Daugaard Dedicates Ellsworth’s Newly Constructed Wastewater Plant
The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority formally dedicated its newly constructed... Read More
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 3:41 PM
Discovery Benefits Expanding to Brookings
Discovery Benefits, a third party benefits administration and claims management firm in Fargo, N.D., is expanding its operations to Brookings, S.D... Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:36 PM
Carl W. Soukup Addition Achieves Certified Ready Site Status
The Carl W. Soukup Addition in Tea, S.D. was announced as the latest South Dakota Certified Ready Site at the Tea Economic Development... Read More
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 9:42 AM
CDBG Program Turns 40
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is celebrating 40 years this month, 27 of which have been spent under the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. Read More
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:09 PM
AGI and Hi Roller Announce New Production Facility
Ag Growth International (AGI) is pleased to announce the construction of a new production facility for Hi Roller in Sioux Falls, S.D... Read More
Friday, August 08, 2014 10:08 AM
Belle Joli’ Winery in Sturgis Expanding
South Dakota winery is expanding its product line thanks to funding from a Local Infrastructure Improvement Grant... Read More
Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:45 AM
SD EPSCoR Awarded $20 Million Grant
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year $20 million Research Infrastructure Improvement (RII) Track-1... Read More
Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:37 AM
GOED Approves Two Brandon Industrial Parks as ‘Certified Ready’
Two industrial parks in Brandon, the Brandon Industrial Park and the Corson Development Park, announced as Certified Ready Sites... Read More
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 5:43 PM
Dakotaline Snares Approved for MicroLOAN
Dakotaline Snares, a manufacturer of trapping equipment, lures and baits purchased a larger building for its growing business... Read More
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:24 PM
Madison’s Lakeview Industrial Park Approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site
The Lakeview Industrial Park in Madison, S.D., has been approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site... Read More
Friday, July 18, 2014 12:34 PM
The Knuckle Brewing Company Crafting Brews with South Dakota Flavor
A South Dakota bar is likely to increase in popularity as it sets out on a new venture to open a brewery... Read More
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:39 AM
Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park Approved as Certified Ready Site
The Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park has been approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site. The announcement was made during... Read More
Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:59 PM
Aberdeen Site Approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site
– Lt. Gov. Matt Michels announced today that Whitewood Park in Aberdeen has been approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site. Read More
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 5:42 PM
Governor Daugaard Awards Block Grant to Midland
Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded $515,000 in Urgent Need Funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to the... Read More
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 5:16 PM
Interstates Companies Expanding Current Sioux Falls Operations
Interstates Companies, an electrical design, construction and control systems firm with headquarters... Read More
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 5:37 PM
Sterling Relocating Corporate Headquarters to Dakota Dunes
Sterling Computers Corporation announced today that it is relocating its corporate headquarters from Norfolk, Neb., to Dakota Dunes... Read More
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:22 PM
South Dakota’s GDP Up 6.8 Percent
South Dakota’s economy continues to grow at a faster rate than the national economy, according to the most recent GDP numbers released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis... Read More
Thursday, June 05, 2014 3:44 PM
State, Groups to Promote South Dakota at BIO Conference
Gov. Daugaard will accompany a South Dakota delegation to San Diego later this month to promote South Dakota’s growing bioscience industry... Read More
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 3:48 PM
South Dakotan Appointed to National Advisory Board
Bill Shorma, president of Rush-Co Industries, has been named to the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board... Read More
Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:34 PM
Consumers Supply Approved For Reinvestment Payment Program
Consumers Supply Distributing, LLC, a Sioux City, Iowa, company, will begin construction of its new manufacturing facility... Read More
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 1:57 PM
New Watertown Company Ready to Grow ‘Industry Footprint’
Robb Peterson, president and CEO of Glacial Lakes Rubber & Plastics (GLRP), is ready to open the doors and hire staff to operate his new company... Read More
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 9:31 AM
Block Grant Awarded to Seven Communities
Gov. Dennis Daugaard awarded nearly $3 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to seven South Dakota communities... Read More
Thursday, May 08, 2014 9:21 AM
Feature Story - SD Industries
This is the fourth and final in a series spotlighting four of the eleven companies who will be traveling with Gov. Dennis Daugaard this week on his third trade mission to China. Read More
Thursday, May 08, 2014 9:19 AM
Feature Story - Valley Queen
Valley Queen Cheese of Milbank is hoping its new Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC) is just what the Chinese consumers are looking for to keep their babies healthier and happier... Read More
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:23 AM
Feature Story - Advanced Sunflower
Danny Dale has heard theories about why the Chinese market is interested in sunflower seeds produced in South Dakota, but now he’s getting the chance to see firsthand if it’s true... Read More
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 9:23 AM
Feature Story - Hesco
Brad and Jami Hennrich hope to impress the Chinese people with their company’s good grades. That’s because their grain company, Hesco Inc, has earned some of the highest quality ratings in the ... Read More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:30 PM
Gov. Daugaard Announces Economic Development Awards
Gov. Dennis Daugaard recognized individuals and communities alike for their achievements and contributions to... Read More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:53 PM
Headache Center Offers Breakthrough Treatment Options
The Headache Center of Neurology Associates, based in Sioux Falls, announced today it is utilizing new technology developed by... Read More
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:09 PM
New Program Developed to Recruit IT Professionals
Applications for a new summer program in information technology (IT) are now being accepted... Read More
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 2:51 PM
Polaris Industries to Invest in Vermillion, S.D. Facility
Polaris Industries Inc. announced today the company will be making a significant investment in technology and equipment... Read More
Friday, April 04, 2014 2:46 PM
Integra Plastics, Inc. Announces Plans to Expand Madison Plant
Integra Plastics, Inc. announced today at the Lake Area Improvement Corporation’s annual meeting that it will be expanding... Read More
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 5:16 PM
Haverly Joins GOED
Jeff Haverly has joined the Governor’s Office of Economic Development as the newest business development representative... Read More
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:54 PM
Carl V. Carlson Company Approved for REDI Fund
Carl V. Carlson Company, a concrete contractor based in Lincoln County, announced today that it is growing and expanding... Read More
Friday, March 14, 2014 11:30 AM
Troy’s Wood Specialties Approved for MicroLOAN
Troy’s Wood Specialties was recently approved by the South Dakota Development Corporation for a MicroLOAN. Read More
Thursday, March 13, 2014 4:57 PM
Watertown Site Approved as a South Dakota Certified Ready Site
Pat Costello, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced today that the Mallard Pointe Business Park Read More
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 3:09 PM
Eleven Entities to Join Governor on Mission to China
Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that representatives from eleven entities have been selected to join him... Read More
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 11:23 AM
Inanovate Develops New Technology To Detect Breast Cancer
Inanovate has developed a technology to detect and measure multiple proteins for medical research. Read More
Monday, March 10, 2014 10:21 AM
Dakota Seeds Program Expanding, Committing $200,000 per Year
Gov. Daugaard announced today that he plans to commit Future Funds to continue and further broaden the Dakota Seeds program. Read More
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 3:47 PM
Showplace Wood Products Approved for REDI Fund
Showplace Wood Products, a manufacturer of high-end cabinetry, announced today that it is growing once again. Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:04 PM
A Passion for Economics and the Future Drives New Economic Development Director
When the position opened for a new director of the Belle Fourche Economic... Read More
Thursday, February 13, 2014 5:43 PM
ALCOM, LLC. to bring up to 180 jobs to Sioux Falls
ALCOM, LLC., a Maine-based manufacturer of aluminum trailers, is expanding its operations to Sioux Falls, SD. Read More
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 9:33 AM
Yankton Approved for Five Certified Ready Sites
Pat Costello, Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), announced today five sites in Yankton have been... Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:07 PM
South Dakota Small Business Lending Programs Awarded Additional $4.4 Million
GOED announced today that it has secured an additional $4,477,239 in funding... Read More
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:16 AM
Shot Show 2014 a Success
Another successful year at last month’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. Read More
Friday, January 31, 2014 3:29 PM
Record Year for Capital Investments by S.D. Manufacturers
New and expanding companies in South Dakota invested $483.3 million in South Dakota’s economy this past year. Read More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 9:38 AM
Economic Development Awards
Gov. Dennis Daugaard is seeking nominations for the Community of the Year and Excellence in Economic Development awards. Read More
Friday, January 03, 2014 4:47 PM
Pierre-based Company Expanding Operations to Rapid City, S.D.
Personal Group, Inc., headquartered in Pierre, announced today that it is expanding its operations to Rapid City, S.D. Read More
Friday, December 20, 2013 12:34 PM
U.S. Salt Expanding to Madison, S.D.
U.S. Salt, Inc., a company based out of Burnsville, Minn., announced today that it will be expanding its operations to South Dakota. Read More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 9:41 AM
State, Community to Promote South Dakota at SHOT Show
Twelve communities and an energy company will join in promoting S.D. at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nev., Jan. 14-17, 2014. Read More
Monday, December 16, 2013 2:18 PM
Gov. Daugaard Returning to China
This spring Gov. Daugaard will be visiting Beijing and Shanghai on his third trade mission to China as governor. Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:05 PM
Dunes Eye Consultants Building New Office, Adding Jobs
Dunes Eye Consultants will be constructing a 12,000-square-foot office facility, thanks to a SBA 504 loan... Read More
Thursday, December 05, 2013 9:30 AM
Minnesota-based Company Expanding to Howard, S.D.
Donnerite Inc., a Minnesota-based company, announced today that it will be expanding its operations to Howard, S.D. Read More
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:03 PM
South Dakota Funding Support Technology, Entrepreneurs and Start-up Businesses
GOED was awarded monies to support entrepreneurs and businesses who are part of a local Accelerator... Read More
Thursday, October 31, 2013 2:58 PM
MDS Manufacturing Co., Inc. to Expand
MDS Manufacturing Co., Inc., based out of Parkston, announced today it will be expanding its operations. Read More
Monday, October 28, 2013 5:10 PM
Communities, State Partner to Recruit Medical Device Companies
In an effort to grow South Dakota’s bioscience sector and create jobs, five South Dakota communities will join the... Read More
Friday, October 18, 2013 9:14 AM
Aberdeen Area Radiator Approved for MicroLOAN
Aberdeen Area Radiator was recently approved for a MicroLOAN by the South Dakota Development Corporation. Read More
Monday, October 21, 2013 4:58 PM
GOED Receives Two Awards from International Economic Development Council
GOED received two Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Awards. Read More
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 5:43 PM
Governor Announces Economic Development Grants
Gov. Daugaard announced today the award of nine grants, totaling close to $1.8 million, for economic development efforts in the state... Read More
Friday, June 07, 2013 5:42 PM
South Dakota’s GDP Up 1.9 Percent
South Dakota’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is up for the third consecutive year in 2012 with an increase of 1.9 percent Read More

'Proud to Call SD Home'

Nutraferma is a biotechnology company that processes soy and other plant materials into high-quality animal feed ingredients for poultry, pork and aquaculture producers. The processing method used at Nutraferma’s South Dakota facility is the only of its kind in North America and preserves metabolites that traditional manufacturing processes wash away.

And that has resulted in products that create profit. Vegetable-based proteins offer cost savings, increased animal performance, greater availability and more consistency for producers.

Making Transfers More Comfortable, Efficient

Sioux Falls-based CEGA Innovations is making bed-to-bed transfers less straining for both healthcare providers and patients with the MuV System. The
product is a board that uses a low-friction deck and elevated roller system and incorporates a clean, single-use sheet to provide a more comfortable environment and increased efficiency.

The MuV System was created in, went through clinical trials in, and is being partially manufactured in South Dakota.

Producing Human Antibodies

While antibody therapeutics have a worldwide market
of more than $60 million per year, SAB Biotheraputics has a unique system where animals are producing fully human antibodies from the entire human antibody
germ line sequence, making them more diverse than any other transgenic animal system – and it is all happening in South Dakota.

Conducting Clinical Trials

Using light-activated materials may help the nearly 12 million people that suffer from Peripheral Vascular Disease find treatment – that is, after clinical trials in South Dakota wrap up.

Alumend, a medical device company, is part of the Avera Research Institute and is operating as its Applied Research Division in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The company hopes that its research will be fully realized and validated and bring long-term solutions to PVD patients at a lower cost.
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