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About The Governor’s Office of Economic Development

We Are Here to Help

No matter what your economic development needs in South Dakota are, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can probably help. We have an array of resources at our disposal – from financing to research, from networking to cutting red tape - that you can use to help your new or existing business grow.

So, What Would You Like to Do?

Finance Your Deal?
The GOED offers a full range of financing that may fit your needs. From low-interest loans, to bonds, to small-business needs, our financing programs can handle projects as small as $2,000 to as large as $100 million.
Develop Your Workforce?
The Dakota Roots and Dakota Seeds programs have already helped hundreds of companies across the state connect with a capable, talented workforce. Additionally, we can assist with workforce training needs and work closely with the SD Department of Labor to solve other workforce issues.
We understand how important networking is to your business. The GOED has an extensive list of in-state businesses and industry associations that we work with regularly. Because there is no one-size-fits-all solution, we will do what we can to help you make these vital connections. If you have questions, contact your regional business development representative.
Conduct Research?
We provide a host of information including a manufacturers directory, property listings, 50-state business cost comparisons, community profiles and industry reports. We can help you understand tax implications and provide individual wage reports and labor profiles.
Receive a Consultation?
To make sure specialized help is available for your business, we partner with organizations that offer services including business plan development, early-stage financing recommendations, manufacturing best practices, how to secure defense-related contracts, research opportunities and more.
Promote Your Business?
Our Marketing and PR team can help you announce your company’s expansion with press releases, and event planning; we also cross-promote opportunities at industry trade shows.