Monument Health

Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.

Golden West Technologies

Coca-Cola High Country

Pioneer Bank & Trust

Phase Technologies

Great Western Bank

Dacotah Bank


Riddle’s Group

Western Dakota Insurors

VRC Metal Systems

Tri-Tech Manufacturing

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Sound Pro

Sentinel FCU

SDN Communications


Lynn, Jackson, Shultz, & Lebrun

Ketel Thorstenson

Innovative Systems

Immutrix Theropeutics

GCC Dacotah, Inc.

Compete Property Solutions

Black Hills Reptile Gardens

Black Hills Insurance

Assurant Solutions

Aspiring Business Consulting









Black Hills Surgical

City of Rapid City

Four Front


Security First Bank

First Interstate Bank

Box Elder

Black Hills Harley Davidson

Black Hills Federal Credit Union


Western Dakota Tech

Black Hills Energy

Critical Issues Luncheon Series

The Critical Issues Luncheon Series will feature a different panelist of experts each month who will address timely topics for the Rapid City region related to economic and workforce development, public policy, the economy, and elections.

July 1: Housing Strategies for Economic Development Forum
August 5: Local Economic Development Forum
September 2: Infrastructure Forum
October 7: Regional Economic Development Forum (Region & Counties)
November 4: Workforce Forum | Recruiting, Retaining, and Training
December 2: Federal & State Legislative Forum

The Rushmore Hotel, 445 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
11:30am – 1:00pm

11:30am - 12:00pm - Check-in, network, and have lunch
12:00 - 12:45pm - Discussion with Panelists 
12:45 - 1:00pm - Q/A with audience
1:00pm - Conclusion of the Event

Costello Companies

Elevate Rapid City accepting applications for inaugural Elevate Leadership Institute

Business Spotlight: Extreme Fireworks

Elevate Leadership Institute

Our community's future success depends on pro-active, visionary leaders that lead strategically and progressively towards the common good of all.  The Elevate Leadership Institute will develop passionate, motivated, and engaged citizens who will understand how the workings of our community, state, region, and nation impact everyday lives.    

The Elevate Leadership Institute (ELI) aims to attract engaged citizens from across the region and then provide them with the background, unique experiences, and insights necessary to assume leadership positions in the community.  Participating in an ELI leadership experience will build self-confidence, teach valuable skills, identify one's greatest strengths, and empower individuals to maximize opportunities for success. An ELI graduate will advance their natural desire to serve, engage, lead and inspire others to join them to achieve even greater success.  Together we will discover the vision and continue to develop partnerships with a purpose to elevate the region for all.   

Elevate Leadership Institute Schedule:
September 9-10, 2021 – Orientation
October 7, 2021
November 4, 2021
December 2, 2021
January 6, 2022
March 3, 2022
April 7, 2022
May 5, 2022 - Graduation

The Elevate Leadership Institute is a $2,000 investment for the 2021-2022 program. Tuition includes all materials and meals for the duration of the program.
For scholarship opportunities please contact

Download Application

Ribbon Cuttings: May 2021

Support Office Solutions - Business Spotlight

Downtown living, the next step to a vibrant city center

Full-service meat locker opening first West River store

Most Wanted Businesses in Rapid City - Dining

June 2021

Revitalizing Retail in Rapid City

Most Wanted Businesses in Rapid City - Retail

Most Wanted Businesses in Rapid City - Entertainment

Workforce Development Scholarships Announced

Architecture Incorporated - Business Spotlight

School Board Candidates Open House

Dakota Butcher to open Rapid City location

What’s in a name?

Pure Bean building a lab to certify baristas

Architect, Engineer-in-Training join TSP’s Rapid City’s office

Employer support integral to SD National Guard mission

Alex Johnson Mercantile adjusts to changing downtown clientele

The Salon Professional Academy - Business Spotlight

Ribbon Cuttings: April 2021

Eighth Annual Fruhlingsfest brings together local artists and craft beer

May 2021

Second Annual Elevate Pro-Business Scorecard Revealed

Old West town adds buffalo hunt attraction

There’s a new game in town

Brews & Beans of Rapid City

Well traveled scientist, Dr. Beeler, settles in Rapid City

Dan Logan

Downtown art center adapts through pandemic

Belle Fourche student shines at Dahl Mountain Photo Competition

Artist Aaron Pearcy is leaving his mark on Rapid City

Celebrate Earth Day with Rapid City’s Only Zero-Waste Store

April 2021

Economic Indicators: March 2021

Omnitech - Business Spotlight

KW Commercial

Black Hills Regional Eye


Wells Fargo

Montana-Dakota Utility

West River Electric

Black Hills Surgical Hospital

Box Elder

Pete Lien