Business Resources

Yankton has a wealth of resources and organizations that offer services to help you achieve your vision and increase your odds of long-term business success.


Regional Technical Education Center, Inc. (RTEC)

RTEC offers high quality, accessible, affordable technical education and training opportunities which can enhance the ability of individuals to obtain and retain employment while also finding creative learning experiences which will serve to “home grow our own workforce.”

1200 W. 21st St.
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 668-5700

Small Business Development Center

The mission is to help new entrepreneurs realize their dream of business ownership and assist existing businesses in their efforts to remain competitive. SBDC offices provide professional, confidential, and 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.

1808 Summit St.
Yankton, SD  57078
(605) 665-0751

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

SBIR provides increased opportunities for small businesses to meet federal research and development needs by fostering and encouraging participation in technological innovation programs offered by federal agencies. It is a highly competitive three phase grant program. The SBIR program provides $2.5 billion dollars per year through 4,800 awards to small businesses to develop new products and processes that address federal research and development needs. 

2329 N. Career Ave.
Sioux Falls SD 57107
(605) 367-5757

South Dakota Department of Education

SDMyLife Network is part of, an online career and academic planning system implemented state-wide reaching over 60,000 grades 7-12 students. SDMyLife Network’s mission is to:

• Connect students, job seekers, and educators to real-world career opportunities in the community,
• Identify and fill in the gaps between students’ interest and workforce needs, and
• Engage our youth to see that South Dakota is a great place to live and work.

The Network provides great benefits for all parties. Students benefit from having business professionals to connect to and interact with in developing their career aspirations. These interactions help students to define their career goals and gain knowledge of how classroom skills are applied to the world-of-work. Educators benefit by having access to industry experts who want to be involved in student’s career development. Through SDMyLife Network, educators can view available work-based learning experiences. Businesses benefit from this free online tool by highlighting their community involvement and actively developing the future workforce of South Dakota.

Participation in Network is FREE to businesses and takes very little time. Professionals can participate in Network through a number of different ways:

1. Set up a Company Profile – Individuals can set up and maintain a company profile to describe their business, highlight their unique attributes, and communicate their areas of need to future employees.
2. Become a Career Coach – By spending less than an hour per week, professionals can share their experience and advice with students by contributing to online discussion boards.
3. Offer Work-Based Learning Experiences – Businesses and professionals can post and coordinate work-based learning experiences like job shadowing, company tours, internships, etc. that their business offers directly with students and educators.

Help connect your students to a variety of professionals by expanding the SDMyLife Network.

Click here to download the Network Overview here >> View Now

Click here to download the Introduction to the Network Student view here >> View Now

Click here to download the Employer Volunteer Registration Process Overview here >> View Now

800 Governors Dr.
Pierre, SD  57501
(605) 773-3423

South Dakota Department of Labor

Their mission is to promote economic opportunity and financial security for individuals and businesses through quality, responsive and expert services; fair and equitable employment solutions; and safe and sound business practices. Along with being a good source to list your business job postings they also work with individuals to complete a National Career Readiness Certificate to verify to employers that they have the essential core employability skills.

3113 Spruce St., Ste. 124
Yankton, SD  57078
(605) 668-2900

The Department of Labor also has a program called the Registered Apprenticeship Program.  The Office of Apprenticeship is a service agency of the U.S. Department of Labor which provides technical assistance to employers who have an interest in establishing a registered apprenticeship program for their workforce.  There are no charges or fees involved with the services/partnership. Please view the brochure for more information or visit the United States Department of Labor’s website:
View Brochure

South Dakota Enterprise Institute (SDEI)

The Enterprise Institute is a private, non-profit corporation that provides customized business development and commercialization services to researchers, inventors, and start-up companies in South Dakota.

2329 N. Career Ave., Ste. 314
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(605) 697-5015

South Dakota Office of Emergency Management

The South Dakota Office of Emergency Management is a department of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.  Every year the SD Office of Emergency Management releases a Severe Weather Guide to businesses and residences to use as a guideline to prepare them for the severe weather that can be had in South Dakota.

118 W Capital Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773.3231
Download the 2015 Severe Weather Preparedness Guide

South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

No matter what your economic development needs in South Dakota are, the GOED can probably help. They have an array of resources – from financing to research, from networking to cutting red tape – which you can use to help your new or existing business grow.

GOED offers a variety of flexible financing options to new and expanding companies including the REDI fund, EDFA, SBA 504, MicroLOAN and more. Visit their Web site for information on Financing & Incentives to how to Build Your Business.

711 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-3301

South Dakota International Trade Center (SD ITC)

SD ITC serves as a source of management assistance to small businesses considering exporting, new to exporting, and analyzing your business’s international trade needs.

1 W. Weather Ln., Ste. 400
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 338-3424

South Dakota Manufacturing Technology Solutions (SD MTS)

For South Dakota manufacturers to address today’s highly complex business challenges. Our consultants work with you in areas of strategic planning, lean enterprise, process improvement, plant layout, training, new product development, and more. We’ll help you customize solutions, become more productive, deliver on-time, fix quality issues, cut costs, develop leadership and grow your business.

2329 N. Career Ave., Ste. 117
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(605) 367-5757

South Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

The PTAC provides assistance to South Dakota businesses who wish to contract with local, state and federal government agencies.

1808 Summit St.
Yankton, SD  57078
(605) 665-4408

Southeast Job Link

Southeast Job Link is a Career Learning Center with the purpose to provide employment training services that meet the needs of employers and job seekers in the region.

1200 W. 21st St.
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 668-3480 (Click for Fall & Winter Classes)

South Dakota Workforce Initatives

The State of South Dakota offers programs to connect employers to qualified job applicants. Our goal is to meet workforce needs to grow business and our economy.

Click HERE for brochure of programs available.

711 E. Wells Ave.
Pierre, SD  57501
(800) 872-6190

Yankton County Emergency Management

Make sure your business is prepared for emergencies!  The Yankton County Emergency Services offices have a document for your use to assist in disaster preparedness, specifically for businesses.

Click HERE for this year’s form.

Yankton, SD 57078

Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce

Throughout the year the Chamber offers different business seminars. Visit for upcoming sessions.

The Yankton Chamber is the largest business member organization in Yankton and we are here to serve commerce and industry. With over 400+ plus members we provide business resources, training, advocacy, networking and support.  Join today by clicking HERE.

803 E. 4th St.
Yankton, SD  57078
(605) 665-3636

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  • (605) 665-3636
  • 803 E. 4th St.
  • Yankton, SD
  • 57078