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Workforce Development Program

When it comes to training, South Dakota puts its money where its mouth is. Through our Workforce Development Program, companies have access to dollars to help train new AND existing employees. Think your business could benefit by upgrading your employee’s skills?  Click on the links below to find out more.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development will provide technical assistance to help develop the Workforce Development Program application. Technical assistance is provided to help identify approaches and ideas necessary to develop a successful project.

The application must be completed and submitted before training is scheduled to begin. The application must contain the following:

  • Business and Project Information
  • Budget Detail
  • Program Narrative

Send the completed application to:

Workforce Development Program
Governors Office of Economic Development
811 E 10th Street, Department 44
Sioux Falls, SD 57103-1650
P: 605-367-5340
F: 605-367-5312
E: Ann.Gesick-Johnson@state.sd.us

A response to the application will be made approximately thirty days after the completed application is submitted. An incomplete application will slow the review process

Payment of the grant for approved applications will be made upon the completion of training.

 

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Procurement Technical Assistance Center

PTAC program (Procurement Technical Assistance Center)

Procurement

Contracting with the government can be a rewarding way for businesses to grow and develop. Many businesses, however, are discouraged by some of the complexities and paperwork they envision is involved in doing business with government agencies. The PTAC provides assistance to South Dakota businesses who would like to pursue government contracting opportunities.

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Resource Links

Business Link

GOVERNMENTAL LINKS


Internal Revenue Service
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
U.S. Business Advisor
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Consumer Gateway by FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA]

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South Dakota Trivia

How long has the Flaming Fountain in Pierre been burning?

According to Harold Schuler’s book, Pierre Since 1910, “In 1964, Ken Williams, building and grounds superintendent, ignited the gas flowing from the 1944 artesian well [which supplies the water for Capitol Lake]. A flaming fountain has burned since that time.”

Trivia

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Governor’s Office of Economic Development – South Dakota

Welcome to the South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development Home Page. We hope you find our site as friendly as our people. This site contains information on taxes, employment, available property, county statistics, financing options, incentives, business startup and entrepreneurship information, and current information on what’s happening in economic development in South Dakota.

We hope our site provides you with the information you need. If not, we invite you to call us at 800-872-6190 and we’ll be happy to assist you.

Governor's Office Economic Development

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Score Scholarship Program

Each year, SCORE Chapter 157 provides money for scholarships to Western Dakota Technical Institute and to regional colleges. It is intended that these scholarships should be awarded to students whose career objectives are to ultimately become entrepreneurs and businessmen and women. Students interested in these scholarships should apply to the school they wish to attend. In their letter of application, they should include a short statement of the long-term employment and/or business goals they currently envision. If they are awarded a scholarship that does not in any way obligate them to exactly follow those goals in the future. The only purpose of this requirement is to encourage the applicant to begin thinking about a business career.

Scholarship Program

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South Dakota Small Business Development Center

OUR MISSION

The primary mission of the South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is to promote economic development and the creation and retention of jobs and wealth in South Dakota. The SBDC accomplishes this mission by providing professional management and technical assistance to South Dakota’s present and future small businesses. Most services of the SBDC are provided to you free of charge through a self-recipient contract through the West River Economic Development Coalition with the University of South Dakota and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Service Corps of Retired Executives

SCORE

WHAT IS SCORE?

SCORE, the Service Corps of Retired Executives, is a 13,000 member volunteer association sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since 1964, the association has matched volunteer business management counselors with clients in need of expert advice. SCORE has experts in virtually every area of business management and maintains a national skills roster to help identify the best counselor for a particular client. Volunteer counselors, whose collective experience spans the full range of American enterprise, share their management and technical expertise with both present and prospective small business owners.

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