2024 Governor's Conference on Economic Development
The South Dakota Science & Technology Authority, Housing Development Authority and Ellsworth Development authority are crucial to supporting economic development in our communities. These authorities support South Dakota through innovation, housing and advocacy, and are essential to the success of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
A laboratory 4,850 feet underground in the Homestake gold mine in Lead, South Dakota helped start a revolution in physics. The Sanford Underground Research Facility at Homestake is advancing our understanding of the universe and plays an essential role in its economic contributions to our state.
Since 1973, the South Dakota Housing Development Authority has been dedicated to developing affordable housing for all South Dakotans. Working through local partnerships, SDHDA helps to provide decent, healthy and safe housing opportunities to those in need, including low-income and moderate-income families, as well as the elderly and disabled. Visit the SDHDA website to find information about housing programs and affordable housing developments in South Dakota, including the Governor’s House Program and the First-Time Homebuyer Program.
The South Dakota Ellsworth Development Authority was created by the South Dakota Legislature in March of 2009 with the following mission: