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  • 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.


    Dakota Resources

    25795 475th Ave, Suite 1, Renner SD  |  (605) 978-2804

    Dakota Resources helps rural communities help themselves through innovative processes, tools, training and resources. Our ambitious initiatives are designed to enhance rural entrepreneur and business development, rural housing development, community and leadership development and financial development.


    Regional Technical Education Center, Inc. (RTEC)

    1200 W. 21st Street, Yankton, SD  |  (605) 668-5700

    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.”


    Small Business Development Center

    1808 Summit Street, Yankton, SD  |  (605) 665-0751

    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.


    Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)

    2329 N. Career Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD  |  (605) 367-5757

    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. 


    SDMyLife Network

    800 Governors Drive, Pierre, SD  |  (605) 773-3423

    SDMyLife Network is part of an online career and academic planning system that reaches over 60,000 7-12 students. Businesses benefit from this free online network by highlighting their community involvement and actively developing the future workforce of South Dakota. Professionals can participate in Network by setting up a company profile, becoming a career coach, and/or offering work-based learning experiences

    Social Security Resource Center

    1818 Broadway Ave, Ste. 2, Yankton, SD  |  (877) 405-3522

    The Social Security Administration is here to assist you with any questions regarding your retirement benefits, disability benefits, social security card, and other federal government services. This non-partisan group serves all people of South Dakota and offers a comprehensive website and customer service team that is your resource for frustration-free interactions with our federal government.

    South Dakota Department of Labor

    3113 Spruce Street, Ste. 124, Yankton, SD  |  (605) 668-2900

    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.

    The Department of Labor also has the Registered Apprenticeship Program. The Office of Apprenticeship is a service agency of the U.S. DOL 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. View Brochure


    South Dakota Enterprise Institute (SDEI)

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

    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.


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

    711 E. Wells Avenue, Pierre, SD  |  (605) 773-3301

    No matter what your economic development needs in South Dakota are, the GOED exists to help. They have an array of resources from financing to research, and networking to cutting red tape. 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 website for information on financing & incentives to how to build your business.


    South Dakota International Trade Center (SD ITC)

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

    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.


    South Dakota Manufacturing Technology Solutions (SD MTS)

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

    SD MTS assists manufacturers with addressing today’s highly complex business challenges. Their consultants work with you in areas of strategic planning, lean enterprise, process improvement, plant layout, training, new product development, and more. They’ll help you customize solutions, become more productive, deliver on-time, fix quality issues, cut costs, develop leadership and grow your business.


    South Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

    1808 Summit Street, Yankton, SD  |  (605) 665-4408

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


    South Dakota Workforce Initatives

    711 E. Wells Avenue, Pierre, SD  |  (800) 872-6190

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


    Yankton County Emergency Management

    Yankton, SD

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



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