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  • Consolidated Construction Opens New Rapid City Branch
    February 27, 2017
    Rapid City, S.D. – Consolidated Construction Co. Inc., a full-service design/build firm headquartered in Appleton, Wis., announces the opening of its new office and newly hired staff in Rapid...
  • Working for a South Dakota Win in Las Vegas
    January 06, 2017
    Sturgis, SD (1/6/2017) Shooting, hunting and outdoor activities are alive and well in South Dakota, and this January, members of the Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance will be working to...
  • Belle Fourche rail park ready to roll
    October 07, 2016
    BELLE FOURCHE --  Sen. John Thune and Gov. Dennis Daugaard were on hand Oct. 6 for ceremonies marking the completion of the Belle Fourche Rail Park. The celebration, which coincided wi...
  • Motorized bicycle producer coming to Sturgis
    October 01, 2016
    STURGIS, SD – Sturgis MotoCruzin USA, producer of a complete line of motorized bicycles, will start production in Sturgis in October.
  • BHSU named most affordable business school by College Choice
    September 15, 2016
    SPEARFISH -- The School of Business at Black Hills State University was recently named one of the “Most Affordab...
  • South Dakota ranks high for business friendliness, cost of doing business
    August 30, 2016
    RAPID CITY -- CNBC, the cable network that specializes in business news, has ranked South Dakota the No. 2 state in the nation for Business Friendliness. In the Cost of Doing-Business, the state ra...
  • Deadwood Welcome Center to open May 2017
    August 29, 2016
    A new $6.3 million Deadwood Welcome Center, currently under construction near the gateway to the city’s historic downtown district, will begin greeting visitors in May 2017. 
  • Runnings to employ 40 at new Belle Fourche store
    August 24, 2016
    BELLE FOURCHE -- Runnings, the general merchandize retailer with stores throughout the Upper Midwest, recently opened a newly built store in Belle Fourche. The 60,000 square-foot store, more than f...
  • Region hosts American Solar Challenge
    August 06, 2016
    HOT SPRINGS -- The American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix, an automobile race powered strictly by solar electricity, rolled...
  • Economic development groups reach out to motorcycle industry
    August 04, 2016
    STURGIS -- A number of motorcycle-related businesses have made the Black Hills their permanent home in recent years. The Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance hopes to further that trend by...
  • North Dakota manufacturer relocates to Sturgis
    August 01, 2016
    STURGIS, SD – Enviro Shield Products, Inc., a manufacturer of spill containment products for the oil industry, is relocating from Williston, ND, to the Sturgis Industrial Park.
  • ShockWiz bicycle tuning assistant to be manufactured in Spearfish
    July 22, 2016
    SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Engineers behind Quarq and RockShox will bring ShockWiz to life. Dusty Dynamics’ Nigel Wade continues to work full-time on the project.
  • New Black Hills National Forest Supervisor Selected
    June 27, 2016
    Custer, SD – Jacque Buchanan, Acting Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region, announced Mark Van Every as the new Black Hills National Forest Supervisor in Custer, S.D.
  • Forbes names Black Hills Corp. a best midsize U.S. employer
    June 23, 2016
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – Alongside national brands like L.L. Bean and Yelp!, Forbes named Black Hills Corp. to its America’s Best Midsize Employers 2016 list. The list is a subset of its &ldq...
  • Mechanical firm expands to Sturgis
    May 19, 2016
    STURGIS –  Rasmussen Mechanical Services, a major supplier of mechanical services and parts in the Midwest, has broken ground on its new facility in the Sturgis Industrial Park. 
  • DUNE will have huge impact on science, Lead
    May 18, 2016
    LEAD — The Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment proposed for the Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead, will be part of the first truly international mega science project hosted by th...
  • Guns & Ammo a big part of Region’s economy
    May 11, 2016
    STURGIS -- The Black Hills of South Dakota have become a Mecca for guns-and-ammo manufacturing. At last count, 32 firearms and ammunition companies were doing business in the Black Hills. ...
  • Rapid City cement plant expands
    May 04, 2016
    RAPID CITY -- A $90 million upgrade to the GCC Dacotah Cement Plant in Rapid City will increase cement production to 1.3 million tons per year and switch part of the operation to burn materials oth...
  • Polaris painting bikes in the Spearfish
    April 27, 2016
    SPEARFISH -- Polaris Industries, the outdoor motor sports giant and maker of Victory and Indian motorcycle brands, has expanded its operations to Spearfish. The company converted the former Lehman ...
  • BLM, Rail Park projects progress
    April 20, 2016
    BELLE FOURCHE – Two projects underway on the northern edge of Belle Fourche will have a positive impact on the Rushmore Region economy for years to come.
  • Xtreme Dakota Bicycles to open in Sturgis
    April 11, 2016

    STURGIS, SD – Xtreme Dakota Bicycles, a new full-service bicycle shop, will open the first part of May in downtown Sturgis. The 3,000 sq. ft. retail store will be located at 920 Harley-...

  • Rushmore Region celebrates big day
    March 18, 2016
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is making two stops in the region to celebrate major economic development announcements. First, the Governor will be in Rapid City, S.D., to help GCC D...
  • Small business seminar on doing business with Forest Service, State
    February 02, 2016
    CUSTER, SD - The Black Hills National Forest will host a FREE seminar for area small businesses interested in providing equipment, supplies and services to support wildland firefighting efforts.&nb...
  • New State Veterans Home opens
    January 29, 2016
    HOT SPRINGS — The first residents of the new South Dakota State Veterans Home have moved into their new facility. It has 52 ...
  • Bar-Sto's Irving Stone III is Pistolman of the Year
    January 21, 2016
    STURGIS, SD  – Irving Stone III, owner of Bar-Sto Precision Machine, was the honored recipient of the 2016 “Pistolsmith of the Year” award by the American Pistolsmiths Guild ...
  • Deadwood breaks ground on welcome center
    January 08, 2016
    DEADWOOD — Deadwood-Lead Economic Development, the city of Deadwood and the Deadwood Chamber of Commerce recently broke ground for a new $6.3 million welcome center near the gateway to the ci...
  • Low taxes make South Dakota attractive to startups, expansions
    December 29, 2015
    RAPID CITY, S.D. -- South Dakota’s real state and local taxes for new and existing businesses are among the lowest in the nation, according to a report from the Tax Foundation and the KPMG ac...
  • Permian Lide doubles size of its Belle Fourche facility
    December 28, 2015

    BELLE FOURCHE -- Efficiencies are key to success in the oil industry, and Permian Lide’s Belle Fourche plant expansi...

  • New Faith business gets Meade County loan
    December 16, 2015
    STURGIS  –  Bailly Enright, a recent graduate of the Sturgis-based Desiree and Company School of Beauty, opened Sage Brush Salon in Faith in December. The new business is located in...
  • Sturgis development gains ground
    November 24, 2015
    A number of new housing and commercial development projects have emerged in Sturgis as the area accommodates new growth. 
  • Region represented at FabTech Expo
    November 18, 2015
    CHICAGO -- A team from the Rushmore Region Economic Development Alliance traveled to Chicago in November for the 2015 FabTech Expo, the largest fabrication and metal works technology show in the Un...
  • Rapid City among the 10 best places to retire
    November 03, 2015
    Livability, the website dedicated to helping people find the right place to live, has ranked Rapid City No. 9 on its list of 10 Best Places to Retire.
  • Bullet, ammo maker expanding to Rapid City
    November 02, 2015
    RAPID CITY, S.D. – Lehigh Defense, LLC, based in Quakertown, Pa., is expanding to Rapid City. After considering South Dakota, Texas and Minnesota, owner David Fricke found South Dakota to be ...
  • BLM field office to anchor Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park
    October 23, 2015
    BELLE FOURCHE – The Bureau of Land Management’s South Dakota Field Office will anchor the eastern gateway ...
  • Polaris to paint Victory, Indian motorcycles in Spearfish
    October 20, 2015
    MINNEAPOLIS -- Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII) today announced it purchased the facility and paint equipment in Spearfish, S.D., a plant used by Lehman Trikes, prior to Lehman’s move to Ca...
  • New programs at BHSU-RC target workforce needs
    October 05, 2015
    SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Two new certificate programs offered by Black Hills State University-Rapid City are strategically filling workforce gaps in the Black Hills community.
  • Belle Fourche receives $350,000 state grant for rail
    September 22, 2015
    BELLE FOURCHE -- The city of Belle Fourche will receive a $350,000 local infrastructure improvement grant towards rail in the Belle Fourche Industrial & Rail Park. The grant was approved r...
  • Black Widow, Sifton moving to Sturgis
    September 10, 2015
    STURGIS -- Lockwood Engineering, doing business as Sifton Racing Cams and Black Widow Cams, plan to relocate from Littleton, CO, t...
  • A dollar goes further in South Dakota
    July 22, 2015

    SPEARFISH, S.D. (7/22/15) — Which state has the highest “real" minimum wage in the country? South Dakota,...

  • New residential project coming to Sturgis
    July 07, 2015
    STURGIS, SD – A ribbon cutting and groundbreaking ceremony for Dolan Creek Estates will be Friday, July 10, at 4:00 pm at the site located at Dolan Creek Road and Pine Glenn Drive. The public...
  • Advance Health to create 200 jobs in the Rushmore Region
    June 30, 2015
    BOX ELDER, S.D. – Advance Health, based in Chantilly, Va., announced today that Ellsworth Air Force Base will be the site for its third location, and the company expects to fill more than 200...
  • BHSU pitches 5 major initiatives
    June 25, 2015
    SPEARFISH, S.D., -- Black Hills State University has proposed a broad-based package of initiatives to create or improve university programs to increase educational opportunities, stimulate economic...
  • Company profile: Prairie Berry Winery
    June 05, 2015
    Twenty years ago, the idea still persisted that quality wines can’t be produced in the high, dry climate of western South Dakota. That has been decidedly proven wrong. 
  • 2015 Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally™ to be biggest ever
    June 04, 2015
    STURGIS -- Since 1938, bikers have been coming to Sturgis to watch motorcycle races, admire well-made machinery, swap stories and enjoy the open roads of the Black Hills. This year, the 75th Sturgi...
  • Company profile: Quarq
    June 04, 2015
    A small manufacturing firm in Spearfish is having a big impact on the world of competitive bicycling. The company, Quarq, makes specialized power meters that help riders measure and improve their p...
  • Military to apply Mines' cold-spray technology
    June 03, 2015
    RAPID CITY, S.D. -- New advances in the cold-spray application of metals, developed at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, significantly reduce the cost to repair and refurbish machinery...
  • Region attends retail conference
    June 02, 2015
    SPEARFISH -- To promote additional economic development, enhance the regional tax base, and create new jobs, representatives from the Rushmore Region were among the more than 1,000 communities and ...
  • BHSU-Rapid City to offer more options for students
    May 31, 2015
    RAPID CITY -- The University Center at Rapid City has long been considered by many to be a branch campus of Black Hills State University, 45 miles away in Spearfish. Although other state universiti...
  • Sioux Steel/HiQual expands to Sturgis
    May 26, 2015
    STURGIS, S.D. -- Sioux Steel will soon be manufacturing livestock and horse handling equipment at the Sturgis Industrial Park. The company recently moved and expanded its HiQual Livestock Equipment...
  • Rushmore Region leads state tourism industry
    May 22, 2015
    DEADWOOD -- In 2014, taxable sales attributed to tourism in South Dakota totaled nearly $732 million, and the Rushmore Region brought in the lion’s share of those sales, according to state re...
  • Firm puts Rushmore Region on 3D printing map
    March 19, 2015
    RAPID CITY -- For the officers of B9 Creations, a Rapid City-based 3D printing company, their new venture is a chance to return to the Black Hills.
  • Spearfish EDC unveils plans for spec building
    March 18, 2015
    At its annual meeting in January, Spearfish Economic Development (SEDC) unveiled the community’s plans to construct a new 40,000 square foot “spec building” in the Spearfish Busin...
  • Black Hills Corp. to build new HQ
    March 18, 2015
    RAPID CITY -- Black Hills Corp. will construct a new $70 million corporate headquarters in its home town, according to a post on the
  • Petroleum conferences a chance for region to shine
    March 18, 2015
    A pair of upcoming petroleum industry conferences will give Rushmore Region officials an opportunity to promote the region as a good location to serve oil-and-gas plays in the Williston Basin of No...
  • Adams ISC moving up
    March 17, 2015
    RAPID CITY (3/17/15) -- Adams ISC is moving its Rapid City operation next door to the Deadwood Avenue space formerly home to Rapid Chevrolet. 
  • Tank maker expanding in Belle Fourche
    March 13, 2015
    Just nine months after it opened a facility in Belle Fourche, Permian Tank & Manufacturing Inc. is expanding its operation, more than doubling the size of its facility.
  • New State Veterans Home taking shape
    March 12, 2015
    HOT SPRINGS -- The new $41.2 million Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home, now unde...
  • School of Mines launches energy initiative
    February 25, 2015
    The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology announced today that $1.4 million has been raised for its new Energy Resources Initiative, and the search will begin for a director. 
  • Despite price drop, oil industry needs the long view
    February 05, 2015
    Interesting Associated Press story this week about oil giants Exxon an...
  • Rushmore Region will be represented at the SHOT Show
    December 29, 2014
    To people in the firearms industry, the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade) Show in Las Vegas is the National Finals Rodeo, the Super Bowl and Woodstock all rolled into one event. Mor...
  • BH Angel Fund strikes sweet deal
    December 26, 2014
    The Black Hills Regional Angel Fund has invested in Rapid City-based Oat Tech, the company behind OatSweet, a new food sweetner made from oats.
  • Sturgis Industrial Park to host machinist training program
    December 23, 2014
    STURGIS, S.D. -- Rushmore Region high school students with an interest in metal manufacturing will have a head start on becoming machinists through a new Career & Technical Education (CTE) prog...
  • South Dakota Named Top State for Entrepreneurs
    December 12, 2014
    RAPID CITY SD. (12/12/14) -- South Dakota has again led all 50 states in the Small Business Policy Index, which ranks the states according to 42 different tax, regulatory and government spending me...
  • Brain gain, not drain for SD universities
    December 04, 2014
    It has been said that South Dakota young people are the state's biggest export, but recent statistics from the South Daktoa Board of Regents show that the opposite is true.
  • Spearfish Council votes to replace building destroyed by 2013 blizzard
    October 10, 2014
    One year after its Spearfish call center collapsed under heavy snow during winter storm Atlas, business services company TMone has an agreement with the City of Spearfish to lease space in a new 40...
  • Black Hills economic development groups launch new marketing initiative
    May 15, 2014
    An alliance of Black Hills business, government and economic development leaders have banded together to create a new marketing initiative that will leverage the resources of 21 different organizat...
  • Energy Industry May Fuel Growth
    April 25, 2014
    With its location on an interstate, pleasant weather and business-friendly climate, economic development officials believe the Rushmore Region is in a prime spot to lure more energy-related industr...
  • Rushmore Region Recognized at Economic Development Conference
    April 15, 2014
    Gov. Dennis Daugaard recognized individuals and communities alike for their achievements and contributions to economic development in South Dakota at the Governor’s Office of Economic Develop...
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