South Dakota was named by a
CNN/Money survey as the number one place to start a business. And it’s no
wonder with the excellent tax and regulatory climate that benefits all
Rushmore Region is an ideal location for start-ups and entrepreneurs, as it has
always been home to pioneers and a maverick way of thinking. The following
resources ensure that you have the right tools and team supporting you in your
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 non profit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business, start, grow and succeed nationwide.
- 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
- 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.