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Welcome Economic Development Partners
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development can help you get connected and stay connected to the best partner agencies that fit your needs. From Labor to DOT to DENR, our network of experts can help you navigate the state agencies and execute your project from start to finish.
Whether you are looking to list your property, submit an RFI, view a webinar, certify your site, or just want to browse a resource library- we’ve got you covered there, too.
With our array of resources and friendly staff, from finance to research and marketing to business development, we are confident we have the tools to help you succeed.
The Workforce Recruitment Program will focus on workforce recruitment of out-of-state employees to South Dakota. It will be divided into two separate initiatives. The first is a workforce marketing initiative to inform out-of-state job seekers that we have workforce needs in South Dakota. The second is a workforce incentives initiative that will offer relocation bonuses or signing bonuses for out-of-state hires and training costs for upskilling of existing employees so they can move to a higher-level position. With these initiatives, GOED will provide grant funds to be matched by economic development organizations and businesses. Please fill out, sign and send the application by Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021.
Workforce Recruitment Program Application – 2021
Applicants requesting a grant under the ConnectSD Broadband Development Program are required to submit this application that will enable the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) to analyze six separate evaluation criteria to score the application.
The GOED offers on-demand and live training to our economic development partners and for education and professional development. Explore available topics or register for an upcoming live event by following the link below.
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South Dakota’s Certified Site Program offers expanding businesses prequalified sites that are ready for development. A South Dakota Certified Site mitigates the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about the site including price and availability, utilities, access, and environmental assessments. The program is available to all economic development organizations, counties, cities, townships, planning districts, business improvement districts and developers, and is operated under the supervision of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED).
Click here to view our Certified Sites.
For more information on requirements and how to apply, please contact Ann Gesick Johnson.
Business location studies consistently show that available buildings and development sites rank among the top location factors for new and expanding companies. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development maintains an online database of available buildings and development sites to help with the promotion of South Dakota properties.
If you have a property you would like to list with the GOED, please take a few moments to review the guidelines and ensure that your property is a good match for our site.
An RFI is a formal “Request for Information” from a site selection consultant or company who is searching for a new location for operations. In the RFI, the site selection consultant or company will detail the key drivers of their project and what information they are seeking.
For more information on RFIs, please contact Jenny Ondell.
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