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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that the USDA is investing $3.3 million to provide broadband service in unserved and underserved areas in Pennington and Lawrence counties. This investment is part of USDA’s round one investments through the ReConnect Pilot Program. Perdue said the department chose western South…
SPEARFISH - Spearfish Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) recently received a $6,000 grant through Black Hills Energy’s Economic Development Grant program to support ongoing marketing efforts targeted at attracting additional outdoor product businesses to the Spearfish area. Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States, producing millions of jobs…
  RAPID CITY, SD – Elevate Rapid City is making $750,000 available through its new Emergency Bridge Loan Program to help small business owners in the Rapid City area experiencing economic damage as a result of COVID-19. These loans, which will be serviced by the West River Business Center, can…
STURGIS - The Sturgis Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors recently approved a Bridge Loan Package for small businesses located in Sturgis and Meade County that are experiencing economic damage as a result of COVID-19. Loans can be up to $5,000 per eligible business with 10 or fewer employees, or…
PIERRE - The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) understands that during these uncertain and challenging times in our world history, working capital is an issue. Governor Noem’s Small Business Relief Fund is now available to South Dakota businesses that need assistance to help make ends meet. Appropriate Eligibility Requirements:…
DEADWOOD — The Deadwood-Lead Economic Development Corporation (DLEDC) has created a new loan program designed to support businesses facing economic hardship. The program is an Small Business Administration (SBA) matching interest loan program for small to mid-size companies and entrepreneurs. “This virus has moved us into unknown territory, and the…
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 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…
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