Mike Gray Hero Image


Director of Business Expansion & Retention

As the Director of Business Retention & Expansion, Mike Gray works with industrial-focused businesses, site selectors, developers, and brokers who have an existing presence in Sioux Falls. Gray invests time to develop relationships with employers and their representatives to understand their needs and to connect them with the resources they need to expand operations in Sioux Falls. Gray has worked with high wastewater producers, large electric-power consumers, intense truck traffic counts and negotiated incentives to collaborate public private partnerships. Partnerships Gray has established throughout the Sioux Falls community include: public and private utilities, the City of Sioux Falls, the SD Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Greater Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, Forward Sioux Falls, educational institutions, to name a few.


With a background in municipal government, financial planning and project management, Gray is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Economics with a Business Specialization.