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The Foundation

Since 1954, the Sioux Falls Development Foundation has been leading the way in creating one of the most vibrant, secure, and growing economies in the nation. Founded by a group of far-sighted business leaders, the SFDF is a non-profit economic development corporation with the mission of improving the economy of the Sioux Falls region. We connect businesses with the people, tools and resources they need to be successful.

Services We Offer

Site Selection Services

The team at the Sioux Falls Development Foundation is happy to personally assist you with finding a location for your business. You can reach out to us here to have someone from our staff contact you. Additionally, our GIS system, LOIS, provides a searchable database detailing information on available buildings and our development sites.

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Research & Reports

Our demographic and database resources are at your disposal. The Community Profile provides a comprehensive overview of the region. Additionally, in cooperation with the City of Sioux Falls, we developed a Data Hub to track the region’s change on critical community and economic indicators. Measuring change in the areas that matter most helps businesses make better decisions.

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Resource Networks, Programs and Events

The Development Foundation seeks out and fosters relationships in the Sioux Falls business community. Our Development Connections program connects your business with elected officials and our industry collaboration events connect you with business peers and potential partners.

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From loan programs to startup connections, a variety of resources are available to provide business and financial assistance to entrepreneurs.

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International Trade

Sioux Falls helps your business be competitive in the global economy. With our regional airport, Foreign Trade Zone, Port of Entry and warehouse availability, Sioux Falls has the necessary assets to grow your business to the next level.

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