Ryan Harris is the Workforce Development Coordinator for the Rapid City Economic Development Partnership, and works to broaden the economic base and create new economic opportunities for residents of Rapid City and the Black Hills. His duties include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating workforce development programs and events for employers, educators and individuals seeking employment. This includes establishing business service strategies while providing education, training and work readiness activities.

Ryan has a broad background in customer service, sales and marketing, recruiting, human resources and is a certified instructor. He is a Rapid City native and was a local Stevens High School graduate. Ryan is a veteran with over 20 years of military service. His personal interests include reading, cooking, camping, coaching, swimming, sports and spending time with his wife Brianne and their two children.