Derek Olson

Derek Olson

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 12:10

Small Scale Food & Beverage

Intrepid entrepreneurs have launched a distinct selection of small-scale food and beverage operations that include brew pubs and breweries in Rapid City, Hot Springs, Custer, Hill City, Sturgis, Lead, Deadwood, and Spearfish, as well as several wineries and distilleries.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 12:09

Value-Added Agriculture

Along with healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, and government operations, agriculture is one of the region’s largest industries. And entrepreneurs such as the Belle Joli Winery Sparkling House, with its five-acre vineyard bordering the majestic ponderosa pines of the rugged Black Hills just outside Sturgis, are transforming the visitor experience.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:59

The Rushmore Region

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  • About Rushmore Region

    We are an economic development initiative of the Black Hills region

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  • Our Team

    Learn About the People Who Make Up the Alliance

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  • Competitive Advantages

    South Dakota consistently receives high marks from top national ratings groups

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growth sectors

November 15, 2019

Outdoor Recreation

With a million-acre backyard playground, the Rushmore Region offers enticing year-round outdoor recreation opportunities, making…
November 15, 2019

Professional Services

As a growing number of corporations and businesses relocate to the Black Hills, lured by…
March 27, 2019

Science & Technology

From the tree-lined campus of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology (SDSMT) to…
March 27, 2019

Small Scale Food & Beverage

Intrepid entrepreneurs have launched a distinct selection of small-scale food and beverage operations that include…
March 27, 2019

Value-Added Agriculture

Along with healthcare, education, manufacturing, retail, and government operations, agriculture is one of the region’s…

Regional Overview

The six-county Rushmore Region of South Dakota is one of the best places in the nation to start and run a business. The entrepreneurial spirit, support of free enterprise, and Midwestern values and work ethic allows companies to thrive and do business on their own terms.

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 12:53

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Sunday, 14 May 2017 18:24

Meet Todd and Lore Ksenych

Meet Todd and Lore Ksenych

If someone needs a set of pistons for a vintage 1936 Indian Chief motorcycle, chances are they will be buying it from Jerry Greer’s Engineering.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:27

Regional Overview

The six-county Rushmore Region of South Dakota is one of the best places in the nation to start and run a business. The entrepreneurial spirit, support of free enterprise, and Midwestern values and work ethic allows companies to thrive and do business on their own terms.

The Rushmore Regional trade area includes over 530,000 people within 200 miles. As such, Rapid City and the surrounding Black Hills communities offer retail trade, medical and professional services, and recreation opportunities second to none. In recent years, the region has received numerous accolades and national rankings for its excellent quality of life and business climate.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 17:07

Contact Us

Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance
730 E. Watertown, Suite 102
Rapid City, SD 57701

Phone: 605.716.0050
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For direct information on Key staff, visit Our Team.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 15:26

Our Team

The Rushmore Region team consists of on-staff economic development professionals who are sanctioned by local economic development organizations, cities, and/or counties to represent their investment in the region. It also includes local utility and SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) representatives.

  • Ali DeMersseman

    Ali DeMersseman

    Executive Director

    West River Business Service Center
    605.716.0050
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  • Hollie Stadler

    Hollie Stalder

    Executive Director

    Belle Fourche Economic Development Corporation
    605.892.5065
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  • Mutch Usera

    Mutch Usera

    Sr. Program Manager-Community Relations

    Black Hills Energy
    605.716.3951
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  • Tanya Olson

    Tanya Olson

    Secretary

    Custer Area Economic Development Corporation
    605.673.3167
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  • Kevin Wagner

    Kevin Wagner

    Executive Director

    Deadwood-Lead Economic Development Corporation
    605.722.6939
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  • Glen Kane

    Glen Kane

    Managing Director

    Ellsworth Development Authority
    605.390.7290
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  • Chris VanNess

    Chris VanNess

    EDC Coordinator

    Heart of the Hills Economic Development Corporation
    605.574.9454
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  • Jeff Haverly

    Jeff Haverly

    Elevate Rapid City/Economic Development
    605.716.0004
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  • Lori Frederick

    Lori Frederick

    Community Development Representative

    South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development
    605.641.8320
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  • Andrea Powers

    Andrea Powers

    Executive Director

    Southern Hills Economic Development
    605.745.3551
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  • Kory Menken

    Kory Menken

    Executive Director

    Spearfish Economic Development Corporation
    605.642.3832
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  • Amanda Anglin

    Amanda Anglin

    President

    Sturgis Economic Development Corporation
    605.347.4906
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  • Lonnie Harmon

    Lonnie Harmon

    City Administrator

    City of Summerset
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  • Liliya Stone

    Liliya Stone

    Executive Director

    Wall Economic Development Corporation
    605.279.2663
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  • Pat Kurtenbach

    Pat Kurtenbach

    Regional Economic Development Coordinator

    West River Business Service Center
    605.490.7201
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  • Mitch Nachtigall

    Mitch Nachtigall

    Client Manager

    Ascent Innovation
    605.716.0002
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  • Blaise Emerson

    Blaise Emerson

    Community and Economic Development Director

    City of Box Elder
    605.923.1404
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Thursday, 11 May 2017 14:55

About Rushmore Region

Rushmore Region

The Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance is an economic development initiative of Black Hills Community Economic Development. It was created to stimulate and increase business investment in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. The Alliance provides consulting, marketing, and other services to support the growth and success of new and existing businesses, as well as businesses relocating to the region. The Alliance works closely with local economic development organizations and development partners to build capacity within the region.

The Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance serves the following counties in western South Dakota:

  • Butte
  • Custer
  • Fall River
  • Lawrence
  • Meade
  • Pennington

counties

The Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance includes the communities of:

  • Belle Fourche
  • Blackhawk
  • Box Elder
  • Central City
  • Custer
  • Deadwood
  • Edgemont
  • Hermosa
  • Hill City
  • Keystone
  • Lead
  • New Underwood
  • Newell
  • Piedmont
  • Rapid City
  • Spearfish
  • Sturgis
  • Summerset
  • Wall
  • Whitewood
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 19:26

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