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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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Other Training Resources:

    • South Dakota Department of Labor
    • South Dakota Career Center
    • Business and Industry Training
    • WIA
    • Amazon seo services


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.”

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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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