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Sen. John Thune and Gov. Dennis Daugaard were on hand Oct. 6 for ceremonies marking the completion of the Belle Fourche Rail Park. The celebration, which coincided with Manufacturing Week, included tours of Belle's manufacturing companies. The Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park will make it easier for businesses to…
Sturgis MotoCruzin USA, producer of a complete line of motorized bicycles, will start production in Sturgis in October. Chuck Jepson and Bruce Lindholm will have a manufacturing and license agreement with Motoped, a Kansas City, MO,-based company. They will redesign the product’s marketing and distribution channels and move the business…
The School of Business at Black Hills State University was recently named one of the “Most Affordable Undergraduate Business Schools, 2016,” in a list published by College Choice. BHSU was noted for its affordable, yet rigorous business programs. “The (BHSU) school (of business) focuses on innovative instruction, mentoring, research, and…
CNBC, the cable network that specializes in business news, has ranked South Dakota the No. 2 state in the nation for Business Friendliness. In the Cost of Doing-Business, the state ranked No. 4 among the 50 states. The Top States for Business report ranks all 50 states on 10 categories,…
A new $6.3 million Deadwood Welcome Center, currently under construction near the gateway to the city’s historic downtown district, will begin greeting visitors in May 2017. Deadwood-Lead Economic Development, the city of Deadwood and the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce broke ground in January for the project. The new center, located…
Runnings, the general merchandize retailer with stores throughout the Upper Midwest, recently opened a newly built store in Belle Fourche. The 60,000 square-foot store, more than four times the size of Runnings' previous Belle Fourche location, will employ about 40 people. Runnings offers more than 100,000 items, including sporting goods,…
The American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix, an automobile race powered strictly by solar electricity, rolled through Hot Springs this summer en route the the finish line at Wind Cave National Park just north of the city. A dozen cars, lightweight vehicles arrayed with solar photo voltaic panels, represented…
A number of motorcycle-related businesses have made the Black Hills their permanent home in recent years. The Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance hopes to further that trend by meeting with industry entrepreneurs and executives during the 2016 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Rushmore Region Alliance includes economic development executives from Belle…
Enviro Shield Products, Inc., a manufacturer of spill containment products for the oil industry, is relocating from Williston, ND, to the Sturgis Industrial Park. Shane Herman, CEO/President of Enviro Shield Products, has developed a new spill containment product that can be expanded into other markets, including the motorcycle industry. Shane…
Engineers behind Quarq and RockShox will bring ShockWiz to life. Dusty Dynamics’ Nigel Wade continues to work full-time on the project. ShockWiz is a tuning assistant for air-sprung mountain bike forks and rear shocks. It combines hardware, software and finely tuned algorithms to improve suspension set-up for different terrain and…

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