State catalyzing biopharma industry; Companies signed to launch innovation community
Who: The USD Discovery District and Governor’s Office of Economic Development.
What: Press Conference and Announcement
Why: The first project of the USD Discovery District will be announced as well as the partners,
scope and companies that will anchor the modern innovation community.
When: Monday–June 4, 2018
Where: USD Graduate Education and Applied Research Center (main lobby)
(northeast corner of roundabout; adjacent to University Center)
4800 N Career Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(parking to the east of the building)
Speakers: The Honorable Governor Dennis Daugaard
State of South Dakota & Governor’s Office of Economic Development
President James W. Abbott
University of South Dakota & USD Discovery District
Rich Naser Jr., President
University of South Dakota Discovery District
Mayor Paul TenHaken
City of Sioux Falls
Background: The USD Discovery District, South Dakota’s first live-work-play innovation community,
is an urban 80-acre contemporary corporate and academic research park under development in northwest Sioux Falls. The District will provide access to research facilities and infrastructure for business development, foster collaboration for new technologies and create an environment for interaction between businesses, students, researchers and entrepreneurs.
The USD Discovery District is a public-private partnership among the University of South Dakota, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the City of Sioux Falls, the Board of Regents and the business community through Forward Sioux Falls. The goal of creating the Discovery District is to strengthen South Dakota’s capacity to support and grow innovation-based businesses resulting in new jobs, increased regional wealth and tax revenues.
At full build out, the direct economic impact is projected to include:
§ 26 privately developed buildings,
§ $314+ million facility construction value, and
§ 2,800 people employed by companies located in the district.
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