Business Advocacy

Elevate Rapid City serves as a voice in the legislature for all of our member businesses and their employees, advocating for policies and business interests at all levels of local, state, and federal government.

We’re dedicated to building and fostering the kind of community that not only offers an outstanding quality of life for its residents but also instills a positive climate for businesses and economic development, and we’ll work diligently with government representatives to achieve those goals.


2022 Public Policy Guide

Elevate takes pride in representing our regional business and economic development interests at all levels of government. Interested in what informs our decision-making? Review Elevate's annual Public Policy Guide to understand our messaging and policy statements on our priority issues.

2022 Public Policy Guide


2021 Legislative Scorecard

Infrastructure, schools, safety, and amenities all play a crucial role in creating a community people want to live in. Without sound public policy to support growth and improvement in these areas, a community cannot thrive. This is why Elevate maintains a full-time presence in Pierre advocating for the region’s business community.

The second annual 2021 Pro-Business scorecard tracked the votes of area legislators on 16 key bills that Elevate took a stance on. These bills focused on public policy, funding, and preparing for the B-21 mission.

Please refer to the South Dakota Legislative Research Council website for the full bill texts and voting records from the 2021 Session.

2021 Legislative Scorecard

2020 Legislative Scorecard

The Elevate Government Affairs Connection Newsletter

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Request for Support

We encourage our members to make us aware of issues that may affect local businesses. If you have an issue that you would like to bring forward for consideration by Elevate Rapid City please fill out the public policy request form and submit it to Anna Hays. The form will then be given to the Public Policy Committee for review with final consideration by the Board of Directors.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Hays, 718-8480

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