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Equip
Provides business counseling, education and training services and mentoring programs for women in business. Also focuses on statewide representation to promote economic development opportunities for women via small business ownership.

Genesis Equity Fund, LLC
A South Dakota based venture capital company specializing in entrepreneurial, emerging-growth South Dakota companies. These high potential companies are those with vision for growth, innovation and risk taking.

Genesis of Innovation for South Dakota
A partnership between private enterprise and public universities within the state, helping entrepreneurs with business development, startup capital, and other assistance.

Governor's Office of Economic Development
State government office focused on building economic vitality through bringing new businesses from outside of South Dakota as well as vigorously promoting in-state entrepreneurial startups.

Rural Learning Center
Where state and national rural leaders will gather to address issues important to small towns and their surrounding countryside. Miner County residents will use the Center's advanced telecommunications for medical services, business, and education. Currently it is working with 38 communities across the Midwest as they develop businesses, housing and strong local leadership.

SCORE - SD Counselors to Small Business
Provides professional guidance and information to maximize the success of America's existing and emerging small businesses. One-on-one counseling offered confidentially and at no cost by volunteer businesswomen and -men who possess a wealth of knowledge and experience in numerous disciplines and types of businesses.

Small Business Administration
Aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of the state and the nation.

Small Business Development Center
Provides professional, confidential, no-cost business consulting services, including one-on-one counseling and training, to individuals starting a business or looking for ways to improve an existing business.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program
Provides increased opportunities for small businesses to meet federal research and development needs, increase employment, foster and encourage participation in technological innovation by socially and economically disadvantaged persons, increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal research and development.

SD Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Legislative news from the "voice of South Dakota business."

SD Community Foundation
Promotes philanthropy, receives and administers charitable gifts and invests in a wide range of programs promoting the social and economic well being of the people of South Dakota.

SD Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services
Assists individuals with disabilities to obtain employment, economic self-sufficiency, personal independence and full inclusion into society through vocational rehabilitation.

SD Department of Tourism and State Development
Promotes South Dakota to visitors and residents. Six divisions – Tourism, History, Arts, Housing, Tribal Relations and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development - each play an integral role in moving the state’s economy forward. Includes information on the 2010 Initiative, a plan to increase tourism and business development in South Dakota.

SD EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research
Based on the premise that universities and their science and engineering faculty and students are valuable resources that can potentially influence a state's development in the twenty-first century much in the same way that agricultural, industrial, and natural resources did in the twentieth century, EPSCoR's goal is to identify, develop, and utilize a state's academic science and technology resources in a way that will support wealth creation and a more productive and fulfilling way of life for a state's citizenry.

SD Procurement Technical Assistance Center
Provides assistance to South Dakota businesses wishing to contract with local, state and federal government agencies.

SD Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Center
Provides increased opportunities for small businesses to meet federal research and development needs, increase employment, foster and encourage participation in technological innovation by socially and economically disadvantaged persons, and increase private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal research and development.

SDSU Cooperative Extension Service
The major educational outreach arm of South Dakota State University serves the people of South Dakota by helping them apply unbiased, scientific knowledge to improve their lives. Continuing partnerships with county, state, and federal governments are enabled by the land-grant mandate empowering Extension to offer educational information, programs, and services in response to local issues and needs.

SDSU Engineering Resource Center
Provides technical assistance to business, industry and governmental entities to help local, state and regional economies successfully compete in today’s global marketplace. ERC serves private citizens, business and industry in South Dakota as well as students and faculty at SDSU.

SDSU Foundation's Enterprise Institute
Further educating students and faculty about entrepreneurial pursuits and assisting in the development and expansion of regional businesses through the Entrepreneurial Forum, the Business Resource Center and the Entrepreneur Network.

SD Technology Business Center
First step in ongoing effort to diversify and grow the regional economy by assisting in the creation and expansion of technology-based businesses in the Sioux Falls area.

SD Value-Added Agricultural Development Center
Funded by nineteen producer based commodity groups, trade organizations and cooperatives, the Center provides free business development services to value-added agricultural businesses in South Dakota.

Southeast Enterprise Facilitation Project
Innovative grassroots approach to assist individuals with business development. Increasing economic vitality and enhancing quality of life in the communities served through facilitating opportunities by offering support in planning, building, and finding financing for business endeavors; networking; identifying markets.

USD School of Business - Business Research Bureau Staff
BRB Professional Services maintain, explain, and develop data for individuals or groups, explaining the data and knowing when it can or cannot be used. The BRB Professional Services are committed to improving the well-being of the entities it serves by providing a comprehensive range of research, business, information and education services and are governed by a principle of serving local, regional and national needs with superior quality and value.

   
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