As an advocate for business in our community, the Harrisburg Chamber of Commerce feels strongly about encouraging both new and expanding businesses in the area. Therefore, the Chamber plays an active role in helping existing, new, and to-be business owners gain the information they need to start and grow a business that will thrive no matter what economic times they’re going through.
Here are a few agencies that can help you in planning and establishing your business:
BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust,encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models, and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior
At Dakota Resources, our purpose is to stimulate financial and human investment in communities that are invested in themselves.
Local organization with the goal to stimulate, diversify, and escalate the economy of Harrisburg in cooperation with existing businesses and local government to monitor growth and development while promoting a positive and opportunistic environment for all businesses.
The HEDC Board is proud to work behind the scenes to help our community grow and prosper and is continually promoting our city and being ambassadors to all that may be interested in locating or expanding in our wonderful corner of the world.
A unique regional development effort began in 1991 with the creation of the Minnehaha County Economic Development Association (MCEDA) and later in 1997 with the creation of the Lincoln County Economic Development Association (LCEDA). The formation of these organizations has led to a heightened degree of economic growth for the region by drawing attention to the assets available to businesses and industries looking for long-term sustainable growth options. The LCEDA and MCEDA Executive Director partners with the Sioux Falls Development Foundation, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, the Sioux Empire Housing Partnership, and the Southeastern Council of Local Governments to create a strong regional economy.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 11,000+ volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.
The South Dakota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helps new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assists existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive.
No matter what your economic development needs in South Dakota are, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development can probably help. We have an array of resources at our disposal – from financing to research, from networking to cutting red tape – that you can use to help your new or existing business grow
The South Dakota Retailers Association is a 3,700-member statewide business organization, based in Pierre, South Dakota. If you sell retail products and services in South Dakota, you definitely want to join our group. We rank as one of the largest state retail associations nationwide. Founded in 1897, we’ve been around for well over a century, we’re going strong today, and we’re going to be around for a long, long time. We are here to serve the retailers of South Dakota. SDRA serves as the voice of retailers in the legislative and regulatory process, we offer lots of great money-saving member services, and we provide tons of useful information to our members. In short, we’re here to help retailers succeed.
Here you will find general information relative to starting, growing, operating or closing a business in South Dakota. The lists are not all-inclusive. There may be additional steps involved according to your type of business.
Facilitating responsible community planning and economic development in the Southeastern corner of South Dakota.