Rapid City Great for Small Business

Posted on Aug 30, 2018 in Featured |

Verizon Business just released its Best Small Cities for Small Businesses report for 2018. Rapid City made the list as the #9 ranked city across the U.S. for small businesses. Verizon Business announced the release of the “Best Small Cities for Small Businesses” report. We’ve all heard the phrase, “small businesses are the backbone of the US economy” – and for good reason – small businesses make up 99.7% of US employer firms. But what about the cities they start in? Verizon analysts dug deep into six factors relevant to small business owners to determine the top cities in our report. Verizon gathered data from small cities (as defined by the US Census) across the country. The elements we pulled indicate the financial climate of each city and an overview of its demographics. We based our ranking off of six metrics: education level of the local workforce, in-city commute times, income per capita, broadband access, availability of SBA loans, and overall tax friendliness. Visit Verizon Business website and read more...

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Elevate Rapid City

Posted on Jun 1, 2018 in Featured |

Elevate Rapid City is a new and innovative approach to economic development for Rapid City and the Black Hills region. A true public/private partnership, Elevate Rapid City represents the first time in our history that four of the leading private sector economic development organizations have united under a joint partnership agreement in order to lead strategic economic growth and development according to a collective vision and shared plan vetted by more than 100 community leaders. Under discussion for nearly two years, Elevate Rapid City is a joint venture of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, Ellsworth Development Authority, Rapid City Economic Development Partnership and the Economic Development Foundation. Its mission is to achieve the shared economic and community development goals that will elevate the quality of life and employment opportunities for all those who call Rapid City home. Led by top proactive business and government leaders, Elevate Rapid City serves to enhance and better leverage the economic development activities of its pro-business partners in order to achieve more pronounced and measurable economic...

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Work here. Play here.

Posted on Jan 9, 2018 in Articles, Featured |

Work in Rapid City and enjoy the lifestyle of the Black Hills as one giant perk. The Black Hills and surrounding region are full of economic and active lifestyle opportunities. Our economy is healthy and consistent with a low unemployment rate. Visit the area, and you may never leave!

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2017 Annual Report

Posted on Jan 8, 2018 in Featured |

2017 was a year of accomplishments, area developments, and growth of area businesses. Downtown has a new Plan east of 5th Street. Ellsworth is making moves to generate growth. Read our Annual Report...

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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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