Our business-friendly tax climate, incentives, crossroads location, strong telecommunications network, and shovel-ready sites make Sioux Falls a better place to start a business. Our well-educated and growing workforce is ready to help you get to work on building your dream. A variety of resources are available to provide business and financial assistance to entrepreneurs.

Contact us for information on programs that may be able to help you.

Sioux Falls has a variety of resources are available to provide business and financial assistance to entrepreneurs.
Organization Services Website
Startup Sioux Falls Digital hub connecting entrepreneurs to the startup ecosystem and startup community www.siouxfalls.eco
Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship Business incubator; assistance to launch, grow,
and expand
Enterprise Institute Business development and commercialization
services for researchers, inventors, and
start-ups; consulting; angel investing
South Eastern Development Foundation Gap financing www.secog.org
Dakota BUSINESS Finance SBA 504 program to finance land, buildings, and
long-term equipment
Small Business Development Center Small Business Assistance,Business
Plan Development,Financial Projections
Governor´s Office of Economic Development (GOED) SBA 504 Loan Program, Proof of Concept Fund www.sdreadytowork.com

In addition, the Governor´s Office of Economic Development, with the assistance of several other agencies, offers the Business Start-Up Packet, In the packet you will find pertinent information on how to start and maintain a successful business from the ground up. Or check out the Small Business Development Center’s Business Planning Guide.

Education: The Sioux Falls Advantage

Education is better in Sioux Falls. There are a variety of public and private educational opportunities available in the region, from pre-K through medical and doctoral degrees. Our residents know that educational attainment is important to a bright and productive future, and the number of high school and college graduates in the region reflects that priority.

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