The Fireball Run is Coming.

Posted on Sep 8, 2017 in Articles, Featured |

The Run will be in Rapid City Sept. 30th! View the details on Unlike Reality TV, Fireball Run® is real. The factual series follows the story of 40 road warrior teams challenged with locating some of the most interesting, unique, and often under-discovered places in America. This is the story of towns as revealed through the true experiences of real people. Season 11 Fireball Run: Big Country Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Rapid City, South Dakota Sept 22 – 30, 2017 – Eau Claire WI, Rochester MN, Dubuque IA, Burlington IA, Fort Dodge IA, Vermillion SD, Yankton SD, Pierre SD, Rapid City, SD A show for adventurers, drivers, and knowledge seekers, Fireball Run is an authentically filmed series chronicling the endeavor and excitement of 40 aspirational driving teams leaving their lives behind in search of amazing places, unique attractions, and extraordinary people. Throughout every competition day, these teams are provided several trivia clues called Missions, each one relating to a unique point of interest. If solved, it’s answer reveals a location they must get to. Upon arrival, teams are presented a rare opportunity, unique task or challenge activity. Every mission and experience introduces a new chapter in the overall story of a great and often under-discovered destination. A bit gritty and at times unpolished, Fireball Run puts you in the action to explore, learn, and re-discover America in the ultimate road trip. The trophy is a plastic road sign, but the real prize is the journey. If you love travel and you love history, you’ll love Fireball Run. The most amazing thing about this race is every experience can be your own, real-life...

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Rapid City Adds Air Service to Charlotte

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 in Articles, Featured |

Rapid City is expanding its connections for business, and expanding its connections to the World. Rapid City Regional Airport now has service to these major Cities: Atlanta Charlotte Chicago Dallas Denver Houston Las Vegas Minneapolis Phoenix Salt Lake City For information on how to fly RAP, Click Here for Airport...

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Small Business Grant Contest

Posted on Jun 7, 2017 in Articles, Featured |

FedEx is running its fifth annual Small Business Grant Contest in 2017. The contest offers grants and services to ten small businesses, gifting a prize pool of $120,500. The winners will also receive an additional dollar amount in credit to use towards FedEx Office print and business services. The awards include: Grand prize: One winner of $25,000, plus $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services Silver prize: One winner of $15,000, plus $5,000 in FedEx Office print and business services Bronze prize: Eight winners of $7,500, plus $1,000 in FedEx Office print and business services For information on how to enter (by March 29), visit...

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Economic Gardening for Business Growth

Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Articles, Featured |

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 at no cost to them. To begin, we are offering economic grants to 8 companies to complete the program. All fees and expenses will be covered by Rapid City Economic Development. We are currently taking applications to attend this acclaimed program.   Apply Today! at

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SD Amendment R Means Jobs For South Dakota

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 in Articles |

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 Institutes’ mission. It’s time for that to change! YES FOR R- POST CARD Let’s support the men and women who pursue skilled, technical careers. And let’s give our local industries and businesses the support they need to thrive. Amendment R, which will be on the ballot in November, is the foundational requirement for fixing the shortage of skilled workers in South Dakota. It will, for the first time, elevate the mission of the Technical Institutes in educating and training skilled workers to a constitutional mandate. What Can You Do? What we need from our industry partners is the political and financial support to conduct a media campaign to educate the public on why it is important to our State economy that this amendment passes. Please consider the following ways you can help: • Letter of support from your organization • Permission to use your name as a supporter of this amendment • Financial support for the campaign This is a one-time shot at trying to reset the importance of a skilled workforce to our economy and we need everyone on board to get this done. Below, you will please find additional materials and a commitment form for you to provide support for this proposed amendment. Sincerely, West River Members of the Skilled Workforce Advocacy Council (SWAC) David Lust Scott Knuppe Dr. Ann Bolman Benjamin L. Snow GPNA, LLP Caterpillar Western Dakota Tech Rapid City EDP EDP Board Chair EDP Member EDP Board Member President Amendment R...

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