2024 Governor's Conference on Economic Development
Following the recession of the early 1980s, the Future Fund was developed to invest in South Dakota’s workforce and build its economy. The Future Fund supports the workforce development and technical assistance programs which help train employees, retrain employees during layoffs and support business recruitment, economic development initiatives, and research and entrepreneurial activities.
Grant awards are based on a variety of factors including eligibility, training costs, job creation, wage base, and broader financial assistance needs.
For additional information on the Workforce Development program, including eligibility requirements and application process, click here.