Community Partners

Community Partners

Governor´s Office of Economic Development

The Governor´s Office of Economic Development´s main objective is to expand primary job opportunities and enhance the quality of life for all South Dakotans. GOED works to retain and expand existing businesses, foster new businesses, facilitate business succession and recruit out-of-state businesses. The office works closely with community economic development corporations to expand and diversify the state´s industry and economy. Additionally, GOED administers a variety of financing opportunities available to new and expanding businesses.

Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce

Since 1907, the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce (SFACC) has been a leading Sioux Falls area business advocate, representing their members by advancing and promoting the economic health and quality of life of the region.

Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship

The Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship is a business incubator helping innovators and entrepreneurs successfully launch grow or expand their business in Sioux Falls. Zeal links visionaries and idea-people with the entrepreneurial programs, connections, facilities and infrastructure they need to succeed. All of these resources are tailored to each company´s needs and stage of development.

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Forward Sioux Falls

The successful joint-venture economic development partnership between the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Sioux Falls Development Foundation. The program celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017 and has raised more than 37 million dollars for economic development. Forward Sioux Falls began its seventh phase in 2016, with goals that include workforce; business retention, and expansion and attraction; quality growth and advocacy; research, technology & entrepreneurship; and national marketing and public relations.

Additional Partners & Links

City of Sioux Falls
Lincoln County
Minnehaha County
Sioux Empire Housing Partnership
Sioux Falls CVB
Sioux Falls Public Schools

Startup Sioux Falls

Transportation: The Sioux Falls Advantage

Our effective and efficient transportation system includes two Interstate highways, Class I rail, convenient air service, and the only Port of Entry and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in the state. An excellent county highway system and short line rail provide a second tier of connectivity throughout the region. This makes Sioux Falls a transportation hub that connects people with goods from coast to coast and beyond.

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