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icon-arrowAs the economic epicenter for a 200-mile radius, including portions of five-states, and serving a population of over 630,000 people, Rapid City is well positioned for even further growth and business development in the years ahead.

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icon-arrowThe Rapid City Economic Development Partnership is a great starting point for any businesses considering a start-up, expansion, or relocation.

Tools & Resources

icon-toolsThe Rapid City Economic Development Partnership is committed to helping businesses grow and expand. On these pages, you will find links to additional tools and resources that may be available to your business.

We believe in a public-private model, where each sector can combine its resources, skills and strengths with those of the other to achieve common goals.

What's New

Economic Gardening for Business Growth

Training Opportunity for 2nd Stage Growth Companies   Rapid City Economic Development has partnered with the National Center for Economic Gardening and the Edward Lowe Foundation to form the Rapid City Economic Gardening Network. The first of its kind in South Dakota, this new program is an opportunity for ‘second stage’ growth-oriented companies to get consulting, training, and research...

Synchrony Financial Adding 175 Jobs in Rapid City

Synchrony Financial announced today the creation of 175 positions at its Rapid City location. The positions will be added over the next three years. Read the entire press release here- SD Ready to...

SD Amendment R Means Jobs For South Dakota

Currently, a number of industries in South Dakota are experiencing a critical shortage of skilled workers. Businesses are starving for more of these specialized and well-trained employees. This is in part because there has been a failure to recognize the importance of job-focused, post-secondary education in the state and no clear and distinct level of support for the Technical...

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