Regional Business Services
The Rushmore Region is home to a
wide range of business services that assist both new and existing businesses.
From local financial resources and consulting services, to finding shovel-ready
sites, we will help you carve out your business vision.
We help companies move or expand operations by providing the
and office real estate searches and connections with the local brokerage
to shovel-ready building sites throughout the region
reports in workforce availability, industry presence and more
with local government representatives and business leaders
regulatory issues and hindrances to business success
business assistance a local, regional state level for incentives,
workforce training and other funding opportunities
Local and National Business Organizations
- West River Business
Service Center helps new entrepreneurs
realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses
in their efforts to remain competitive.
- SCORE "Counselors to America's
Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating
entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed
- Black Hills Region Angel Fund, LLC.
will provide equity funds for local startup companies that exhibit
potential for growth and high economic impact. The fund is completely
funded with local money from accredited private investors in the Black
Hills, and is used for companies wanting to start in Rapid City and the
surrounding Rushmore Region.
- Black Hills Business Development Center
is committed to offering quality, affordable space to attract start-ups
and businesses with growth potential. Within the Center a full range of
business services is provided free or at a low cost through sharing. The
facility offers office, lab and light manufacturing space for lease.
- South Dakota Governor’s
Office of Economic Development is a site for economic
development officials and community leaders across the state. On this
site, you will find useful information to help retain existing companies,
recruit new businesses and help communities grow. The site offers a full
range of programs that support new and expanding business including:
low-interest loans, workforce development grants, state-wide networking
opportunities, foreign trade missions and many more business services.
- SD CEO (South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity)
provides comprehensive training, education and business assistance,
support and counseling for aspiring and established entrepreneurs to
foster economic development in South Dakota.