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Rapid City, SD– April 1, 2020 – Black Hills Energy announced today plans to donate $375,000 to coronavirus relief efforts across its eight-state service area, including $102,000 for South Dakota. This investment is supported by Black Hills Energy South Dakota Community Giving Program as well as the Black Hills Corporation…
PIERRE, S.D. 3.20.20 – South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem announced today that small businesses and non-profit organizations in South Dakota that have been negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 virus are now eligible for economic assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). “I submitted a request to the SBA…
The Elevate Rapid City Emergency Bridge Loan Program  now has up to $750,000 of capital available to Rapid City area businesses to help them bridge the gap until the SBA comes in with its Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) for small businesses. Businesses affected by the COVID-19 virus are eligible for…
The Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) is pleased to announce Cayley Schmitt joined the organization April 1 as its new Marketing and Administrative Coordinator. Schmitt will be responsible for administering office operations and supporting SEDC’s marketing strategy and implementation. Schmitt will graduate from Black Hills State University (BHSU) in May…
2019 culminated in an unprecedented decade of growth for the Spearfish community. Last year, 356 building permits were issued with a total valuation exceeding $36.7 million. Since 2010, Spearfish added nearly $400 million in building valuation — their biggest decade ever. During the last five years, average annual growth was…
Wall City Council recently approved a new industrial park to attract more manufacturing companies to the community. Manufacturing is considered a key industry by the State of South Dakota, and with the newly approved industrial park, Wall is positioned well for future development. “The industrial site designation is the first…
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - for Heart of the Hills Economic Development Corporation, a small but effective organization located in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Our Vision: Intentionally building a vibrant and thriving Hill City community while maximizing quality of life. Our mission is to advance community…
December 10, 2019

December Newsletter

DECEMBER 2019 Ascent Innovation Breaks Ground on Business Incubator in Rapid City's Downtown District Rapid City Economic Development Foundation’s branch, Ascent Innovation, kicked off its expansion into Rapid City's downtown district with a groundbreaking for its new incubator on October 9th.  Not only will this innovation campus establish additional opportunities for technology growth…