Infrastructure First Project


The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was awarded a $1M grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) to help fund statewide economic development planning. As part of the application process, GOED identified and chose to focus on economic development infrastructure planning. This grant will not be used for construction, just planning.

GOED is tagging this EDA Planning Grant as the “Infrastructure First Project” and has selected ISG Inc. to help with this statewide infrastructure planning. Ultimately, we hope this planning will lay the groundwork for future local, regional, and statewide economic development success.

Webinar #1 (January 10, 2023)

Webinar #2 (January 24, 2023)


The application for the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) portion of the project is now available for submission. The application file is available above in the Downloads folder.

The application along with supporting documents may be emailed to Bradi at bradi.stampe@sdgoed.com.

If you have any questions, please contact your regional Partner Relations representative.


GOED has hosted two informational webinars regarding the Infrastructure First Project. See below for information on where to find details on both.

The first webinar took place on January 10, 2023, and covered information regarding Capital Improvement Plans. A recording of the webinar is posted above, as are the slides used during the webinar. Regarding the recording, note that there were technical difficulties during the intro, but the main content is included.

second webinar took place on January 24, 2023. This webinar covered information regarding Statewide Infrastructure Planning and Economic Development Site Selection. A recording of the webinar is also posted above, as are the slides used during the webinar.

Contact Information

Adam Molseed (Southeastern)

  • Phone: 605.940.3403
  • Email: adam.molseed@sdgoed.com

Hannah Sage (Western)

  • Phone: 605.381.4225
  • Email: hannah.sage@sdgoed.com

Laure Swanson (Northeastern)

  • Phone: 605.280.6299
  • Email: laure.swanson@sdgoed.com

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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