Elevate Rapid City Launches EPIC New Market Research Tool Available for Businesses

September 24, 2020

Posted In: Press Releases

Operating a business is not easy. Making decisions can sometimes feel like a gamble. The desire to grow and innovate brings tough questions such as:

  • Should you offer a new service or product?
  • Should you hire more staff?
  • How do you find the right customers?
  • Who is my competition?
  • Where is my industry going?

Sometimes the struggle isn’t as much deciding whether or not to hire. It is finding the right people to recruit and hire to a specialized industry.

The price of taking such a gamble is often too high. It forces business owners to continue doing business as usual, limiting their growth.

This is exactly why Elevate Rapid City created the Elevate Prosperity Insight Center (E.P.I.C.). While not a crystal ball that can foresee the future, EPIC is the next best thing.

Startups and existing businesses will be able to work with Elevate staff to get answers on markets, trends, competitors, and the trade area, which can then be turned into a custom report.  This will help businesses make better decisions about markets and in conjunction with their advisors and develop a plan for business growth.

“Our mission is to elevate the region for all,” says Tom Johnson, President & CEO of Elevate Rapid City. “When we help businesses make informed, data-based decisions, their businesses will grow, more jobs will be created, and that helps the entire region.”

To get started working with EPIC to solve a problem and grow your business, call 343-1744.

*Depending on the situation and business, there may be an expense for reports.



Elevate Rapid City is a public-private partnership organization leading the economic development and small business efforts in the Black Hills region. We work to elevate the Rapid City region for all with the strong vision of making Rapid City and the Black Hills region the place people want to be. Elevate is committed to promoting business and personal advancement in western South Dakota through a targeted spotlight on jobs, infrastructure, and overall quality of life in and around the Black Hills region and Rapid City metro area. Together, we strive to embrace the heart and soul of our community through diversified growth and strong professional opportunities advocating the strengths of the Black Hills. For more information on Elevate Rapid City visit elevaterapidcity.com